Title

A Quadratic Programming Model for Blast Scheduling

Abstract

A quadratic programming model is established to choose the blocks to be blasted in a given period. The length of this period depends on the production planning requirements. During the given period, the blocks' parameters are available from the geological database of the mine. The objective is to minimize the deviation of the average ore grade of blasted blocks from the standard ore grade required by the mill. Transportation ability constraint, production quantity demand constraint, minimum safety bench constraint, block size constraint and block, bench precedence constraints are considered in forming the programming model. This model has more practical objective function and reasonable constraints compared with the existing model for this kind of problems.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Blast Scheduling; Mathematical Programming Model; Mine Production Scheduling; Open Pit Mining; Quadratic Programming

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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