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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 95087
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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