Interactive computer modelling of truck haulage systems

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 847, 1982

LK. NENONEN, Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Given the properties, locations and quantities of material to be hauled and the dump locations and capacities, the designer wishes to select the type and number of trucks and loading equipment required. Accordingly, software is being developed to assist in creation of the equipment, material and road network data bases, in selection of equipment, materials and road networks from these data bases, and in evaluation of the expected productivities both in a rapid, non-interactive, approximate fashion and a more detailed interactive fashion which permits the user to act as superintendent, if he so chooses. The basic technology has been developed and applied to an open-pit copper mine and is being refined and generalized for oil sands and coal mining applications.
Keywords: Equipment, Modelling, Computers, Trucks, Haulage systems, Loading, Open-pit mining, Road networks.