Optimising the operational energy efficiency of an open-pit coal mine system
Patterson, Samuel R (2016) Optimising the operational energy efficiency of an open-pit coal mine system. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis investigates factors that impact the energy efficiency of a mining operation. An innovative mathematical framework and solution approach are developed to model, solve and analyse an open-pit coal mine. A case study in South East Queensland is investigated to validate the approach and explore the opportunities for using it to aid long, medium and short term decision makers.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Kozan, Erhan & Hyland, Paul|
|Keywords:||optimisation, integrated model, mixed integer linear programming, hybrid metaheuristic, decision support, energy efficiency, open-pit coal mining|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2016 23:38|
|Last Modified:||05 May 2016 23:38|
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