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DEVELOPMENT OF A SOFTWARE FOR ASSIGNMENT OF N TRUCKS TO M SHOVELS WITH DIFFERENT MINERAL GRADES BASED ON DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING ALGORITHM

AUTHOR/S: A. SADRI, M. ATAEEPOUR, R. S. GARGARI
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2008

8th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2008, www.sgem.org, SGEM2008 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 16-20, 2008, Vol. 1, 405-412 pp

ABSTRACT

The truck and shovel transportation system is the most important part of the open pit
mining operation because a considerable amount of the total mining costs is related to it.
Reducing the transportation cost has a great impact on reduction of the total cost. One
method to reduce the cost per ton in transportation systems is the optimization of the
truck–shovel assignment. In this paper, software has been developed for optimal
assignment of N trucks to M shovels with different grades of the minerals, based on
maximizing the production, with the aid of the dynamic programming. The software has
been tested and the results have been analyzed for the Choghart iron ore mine in Yazd
province, central Iran.

Keywords: Software, Truck-Shovel, Assignment, Dynamic Programming,
Transportation Systems