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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : GOSPODARKA SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI-MINERAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-56
  • Keywords: Open pit mining, Equipment Selection, Fuzzy Logic, Analytical Hierarchy Process, HIERARCHY PROCESS, MINE

Abstract

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.