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Computer simulation of materials handling in open pit mining

Thomas J. O"Neil

Computer simulation of materials handling in open pit mining

by Thomas J. O"Neil

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Published by Pennsylvania State University] in [University Park .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mine haulage.,
  • Coal mines and mining -- Data processing.,
  • Strip mining -- Data processing.,
  • Simulation methods.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves 74-76.

    Statementby Thomas J. O"Neil and C. B. Manula. Special report of research conducted in Dept. of Mining, College of Mineral Industries, Pennsylvania State University, under the auspices of the Coal Research Board.
    SeriesSpecial research report no. SR-56
    ContributionsManula, C. B., joint author., Pennsylvania. State University. Dept. of Mining.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN1.A1 P45 no. 56
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 89 l.
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4859458M
    LC Control Number75633385

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Computer simulation of materials handling in open pit mining public Special Research Report SR This report undertakes to describe a truck haulage simulation model and how it may be applied to aid management in evaluating alternative pit haulage schemes and to reduce the risk involved in the selection and assignment of equipment in open-pit mining systems.

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A stochastic simulation framework for truck and shovel selection and sizing in open pit mines by S.R. Dindarloo*, M. Osanloo†, and S. Frimpong* Synopsis Material handling in open pit mining accounts for about 50% of production costs.

The selection and deployment of efficient, safe, and economic. In open-pit mining waste is transported to a disposal site, and the ore is transported to a downstream processing site.

This method commonly involves a sequence of benches from the surface to the deposit. As the open pit goes deeper into the ground, all of the benches above are extended outward. however, for large-scale open pit mining in particular, the \truck and loader" material movement practice is the preferred method of materials handling (Czaplicki, ; Ta et al., ).

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