Chapter 19

Basic Network Principles

Abstract

This chapter explains in detail the principles of network analysis and the way networks are produced from simple logic diagrams to full construction networks. The differences between advantages and disadvantages of activity on arrow and activity on node diagrams are discussed. The use of hammocks and ladders, and the different network configurations or constraints are described. The last part of the chapter discusses the use of bar charts (or Gantt charts) and time-scale networks.

Keywords

Activity on arrow (AoA); Activity on node (AoN); Bar chart; Constraints; Coordinate; Critical path diagram; Durations; Gantt chart; Grid; Hammocks; Ladders; Network configuration; Network diagram; Nodes; Numbering

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