A neural network model for construction resource leveling is developed and discussed. The model is derived by mapping an augmented Lagrangian multiplier optimization formulation of a resource leveling problem onto a discrete-time Hopfield net. The resulting neural network model consists of two main blocks. Specifically, it consists of a discrete-time Hopfield neural network block, and a control block for the adjustment of Lagrange multipliers in the augmented Lagrangian multiplier optimization, and for the computation of the new set of weights of the neural network block. An experimental verification of the proposed artificial neural network model is also provided.
- Construction management
- Neural networks in construction
- Project management
- Resource leveling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- General Environmental Science