Load G-level as a Truck-Ground KPI

  • Author / Creator
    Kerr, Cayce L.
  • A mine’s haul road network has a large influence upon the success of a mine, and aside from occasional visual inspections, a significant number of mines put little emphasis on monitoring the condition of haul surfaces. The opportunity exists for a haul road benchmarking system, which can be achieved utilizing truck suspension cylinder data that is readily available to a mining operation. Understanding the interaction between road profiles and haul trucks can provide valuable information on the stress imposed on the truck by large road defects, and be utilized as a condition monitoring tool for maintenance. Applying novel analyses to g-level forces generated by suspension cylinders can assist mine planners diagnose the cause of potential truck damaging road conditions, to prioritize where to dispatch road maintenance support equipment.

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  • Graduation date
    2017-11:Fall 2017
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Science
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Mining Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Joseph, Tim (Associate Dean)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Mohamed, Yasser (Civil Engineering)
    • Hall, Robert (Mining Engineering)
    • Joseph, Tim (Associate Dean)
    • Lipsett, Michael (Mechanical Engineering)