Improving truck-shovel matching

Nel, S., Kizil, M. S. and Knights, P. (2011). Improving truck-shovel matching. In: Baafi, E. Y., Kinimonth, R. J. and Porter, I., Proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium. 35th APCOM Symposium, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (381-391). 24-30 September 2011.

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Author Nel, S.
Kizil, M. S.
Knights, P.
Title of paper Improving truck-shovel matching
Conference name 35th APCOM Symposium
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 24-30 September 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium
Journal name 35th APCOM Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry, Proceedings
Place of Publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 9781921522512
Editor Baafi, E. Y.
Kinimonth, R. J.
Porter, I.
Start page 381
End page 391
Total pages 11
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Truck/Shovel operations constitute 50-60% of the cost of open pit minig operations.  Mining companies, therefore, are constantly seeking to close the gap between actual truck/shovel productive capacity and maximum potential truck/shovel capacity.  This paper analyses the performance of a mixed truck/shovel fleet in an open pit coal mine in Australia.  It analyses operating delays, and proposes a novel graphical means of determing truck-limited or shovel-limited operations. A goal seeking algorithm is advanced in order to maximise truck/shovel match factors (MF) and hence optimise fleet productivity. 
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