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A Model for Shortening the Length of Activities in Construction and Overhaul Planning: UPROB

[+] Author Affiliations
Niko Majdandžić, Slavko Sebastijanović, Gordana Matičević

University of Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Nebojša Sebastijanović

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Paper No. ICONE10-22239, pp. 61-66; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE10-22239
From:
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 1
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA, April 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3595-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3589-8
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents a mathematical model of the UPROB (planning system for construction and overhaul) system that was developed for tank assembly lines, construction of thermal energy structures, and for performing an overhaul in complex plants. Planning technology includes utilizing linear diagrams with a direct usage of input data from a plant’s database. A model has been developed to determine the critical path and also, to define steps for the most economical shortening of the entire plan. Several plan variations are developed (according to specified goals) and the management determines the optimal variation. After selecting a plan, it is possible to control and create work orders for individual tasks in certain activities. Task completion percentage, activity cost, and the total cost of the plan are also provided.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Construction

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