The study of decision making tools for equipment selection in mining engineering operations

Başçetin A.

GOSPODARKA SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI-MINERAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, vol.25, no.3, pp.37-56, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-56
  • Keywords: Open pit mining, Equipment Selection, Fuzzy Logic, Analytical Hierarchy Process, HIERARCHY PROCESS, MINE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Equipment selection decisions which are the most important stage of short and long term surface mine planning have radically influenced the economic life of any mining scenario. Furthermore, equipment selection is also an complex multi-person, multi-criteria decision problem. This study has been directed to the research of an optimal loading-hauling system to a power station to be established in an open pit coal mine located Orhaneli, west of Turkey. Within this paper, the Analytical Hierarchy Process(AHP, non-fuzzy method) and different fuzzy methods are presented as an innovative tool for criteria aggregation in mining decision problems.