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ARENA simulation model for truck-shovel operation in despatching and non-despatching modes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Truck-shovel operation is a popular material handling system in surface mines because of its flexibility in removing large volume of earth material. In a typical mining operation, trucks are assigned to a shovel in either dispatching or non-dispatching mode. Using the 'Expected Delay Time' concept, ARENA simulation models clearly show an improvement of mine productivity with a dispatcher, especially when the truck fleet size is around the optimum value.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Ataeepour, N., & Baafi, E. Y. (1999). ARENA simulation model for truck-shovel operation in despatching and non-despatching modes. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 13(3), 125-129. doi:10.1080/09208119908944228

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033387998

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Truck-shovel operation is a popular material handling system in surface mines because of its flexibility in removing large volume of earth material. In a typical mining operation, trucks are assigned to a shovel in either dispatching or non-dispatching mode. Using the 'Expected Delay Time' concept, ARENA simulation models clearly show an improvement of mine productivity with a dispatcher, especially when the truck fleet size is around the optimum value.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Ataeepour, N., & Baafi, E. Y. (1999). ARENA simulation model for truck-shovel operation in despatching and non-despatching modes. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 13(3), 125-129. doi:10.1080/09208119908944228

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033387998

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 3