Masters Theses

Abstract

"A method has been developed for study and evaluation of overburden removal systems in open pit mining. The computer simulation method shows the effect of vehicle and course characteristics and the control of loading time on overall production and cost per unit of overburden removed. Data are available from vehicle manufacturers and from past mining experience. The data are punched onto processing cards and the system is then simulated and analyzed using a digital computer. The products of the system simulation consist of a tabulated listing of all control variables after each simulated vehicle loading and a system summary predicting shift production, cost per ton, vehicle delay times, and average queue lengths at the load and dump facilities. Mine management can use the results of the system simulation as a tool to help determine optimum fleet size and type for maximum production and minimum cost"--Abstract, page i.

Advisor(s)

Spokes, Ernest M., 1916-1995

Committee Member(s)

Bruzewski, Robert F., 1918-1978
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

vi, 114 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-83).

Rights

© 1968 Martin Alan Thieme, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Strip mining
Strip mining -- Computer programs
Scrapers (Earthmoving machinery) -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 2108

Print OCLC #

5995552

Electronic OCLC #

835140730

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