Optimisation of open pit mine block sequencing

Mousavi Nogholi, Amin Alah (2015) Optimisation of open pit mine block sequencing. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study presents a comprehensive mathematical model for open pit mine block sequencing problem which considers technical aspects of real-life mine operations. As the open pit block sequencing problem is an NP-hard, state-of-the-art heuristics algorithms, including constructive heuristic, local search, simulated annealing, and tabu search are developed and coded using MATLAB programming language. Computational experiments show that the proposed algorithms are satisfactory to solve industrial-scale instances. Numerical investigation and sensitivity analysis based on real-world data are also conducted to provide insightful and quantitative recommendations for mine schedulers and planners.

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ID Code: 86697
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kozan, Erhan & Liu, Shi Qiang
Keywords: Mining, Block Sequencing, Open Pit, Optimisation, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Hybrid Heuristic, Local Search, Stockpile, Heuristic
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2015 00:27
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 00:27

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