Design of a preliminary error impact analysis model for spatial safety assessment of earthmoving operations

Chi, Seokho & Caldas, Carlos H. (2012) Design of a preliminary error impact analysis model for spatial safety assessment of earthmoving operations. Automation in Construction, 22, pp. 212-222.

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Regardless of technology benefits, safety planners still face difficulties explaining errors related to the use of different technologies and evaluating how the errors impact the performance of safety decision making. This paper presents a preliminary error impact analysis testbed to model object identification and tracking errors caused by image-based devices and algorithms and to analyze the impact of the errors for spatial safety assessment of earthmoving and surface mining activities. More specifically, this research designed a testbed to model workspaces for earthmoving operations, to simulate safety-related violations, and to apply different object identification and tracking errors on the data collected and processed for spatial safety assessment. Three different cases were analyzed based on actual earthmoving operations conducted at a limestone quarry. Using the testbed, the impacts of the errors were investigated for the safety planning purpose.

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ID Code: 42096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Error impact analysis; Construction safety assessment; Object identification and tracking
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.019
ISSN: 1872-7891
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Automation in Construction. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Automation in Construction, [VOL 22, (March 2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.019
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2011 22:10
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