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Impact of hauler scale in mine planning

  • Author / Creator
    Dotto, Magreth S
  • Equipment selection is one of the most important decisions made in mine planning. Size of equipment affects decisions from size of pit to total cost of operation. There are some factors in equipment size selection which are currently incorporated into mine planning process and others are not. This study analyses hauler scale impacts on aspects not incorporated into conventional mine planning including expansion of roads to accommodate larger equipment, road layer thickness variation depending on hauler size, the rate of increase of rolling resistance and fuel consumption and emissions. Results obtained indicate a huge impact in cost and therefore their consideration in mine planning is highly recommended.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3MK65H3T
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Mining Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr Timothy Joseph (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr Yasser Mohamed (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
    • Dr Mohamed Al-Hussein (Civil & Environmental Engineering)