Q-GERTS simulation of hardrock undersea tunneling (Q-SHUT)

Clarke, Johnny Reuben (1976) Q-GERTS simulation of hardrock undersea tunneling (Q-SHUT). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Q-GERTS Simulation of Hardrock Undersea Tunneling (Q-SHUT) is a computer program utilizing Q-GERTS as a routine to produce simulated undersea tunnel construction times in hardrock under various conditions and arrive at associated costs. -- The simulation is founded on a tunneling system consisting of seven operational unites developed thru the systems approach and represented in Q-GERT network form. Via Q-GERTS this network is translated to computer input, portions of which, being relevant to geologic conditions, method of transport, method of support and lining, are inherently variable. Thru a system of files this variable input is updated and subjected to Q-GERTS. Output is filed to await association with cost factors and manipulation into user requested format. -- Q-SHUT produces simulated construction times and hence simulated costs over any single desired fraction of tunnel length used as a standard length or it may accumulate results over some multiple of this chosen standard. -- By running Q-SHUT subject to all filed variable information, cost comparisons relative to geology, transport type, method of support and lining can be made and the cost effectiveness under different construction conditions subsequently determined.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7457
Item ID: 7457
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 112-116.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1976
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Engineering--Computer programs; Tunneling

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