Production scheduling and mine fleet assignment using integer programming

Kumar, A (2014) Production scheduling and mine fleet assignment using integer programming. BTech thesis.



Production Scheduling, extraction sequence of mining blocks in different production periods to maximize profit over the life of the mine and subjected to different constraints, is an important aspect of any mining activity. Mine production scheduling problem can be solved using various approaches, but the best approach is one which can give an optimal result. Production scheduling solely cannot result in a proper planning thus, fleet assignment problem needs to be incorporated into production scheduling problem to have a realistic mine plan. Proper fleet assignment ensures that the fleet is not under or over utilized. Fleet assignment problem is integer type programming since, size of fleet cannot be a floating number. In this thesis, production scheduling and fleet assignment problem are solved using branch and cut algorithm. Production schedule for 4736 blocks from a case study of coal mine is done with a production period of 5 years. Solution time for solving the production scheduling problem was 48.14 hours with an NPV value of Rs 4.45938x1011. Short terms production scheduling is done for one year and the NPV value obtained was Rs 7.59796x1010 with a solution time of 57.539 minutes. Fleet assignment is done for first year and is observed that the size of dumper fleet can be reduced to 30 thus saving huge amount of initial capital investment.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Integer programming, Cycle Time, Block Economic Value, Net Present Value
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mining Engineering > Mine Planning and Development
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mining Engineering
ID Code:6077
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 14:02
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 14:02
Supervisor(s):Chatterjee, S

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