Simulation analysis model and equipment selection in continuous surface mining systems

Shiv Upadhyay, Raymond Suglo, Z. Lin, S Sundararajan, Jozef Karol Szymanski

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Abstract

Fierce market competition and demand have made it imperative for mining companies to
achieve higher productivity and operational efficiency. The selection of the best mining method and equipment
combinations will enable companies to meet production and efficiency targets. Continuous mining
is increasingly preferred by companies for its high efficiency and low unit costs. We developed simulation
models for two continuous mining systems: the continuous surface miner (CSM) system and the at face
slurrying (AFS) system. Considering two different case studies, the paper discusses application of developed
models to determine the optimal number of trucks and equipment capacities for the two systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-94
JournalCIM Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Upadhyay, S., Suglo, R., Lin, Z., Sundararajan, S., & Szymanski, J. K. (2013). Simulation analysis model and equipment selection in continuous surface mining systems. CIM Magazine, 87-94.
Upadhyay, Shiv ; Suglo, Raymond ; Lin, Z. ; Sundararajan, S ; Szymanski, Jozef Karol. / Simulation analysis model and equipment selection in continuous surface mining systems. In: CIM Magazine. 2013 ; pp. 87-94.
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