(This is a live list Edits and additions welcome) Lecture notes Highly recommended video lectures by Prof S Boyd at Stanford this is a rare case where watching live lectures is better than reading a book * EE263 Introduction to Linear D Mine planning and design is an area in the mining industry that is given little attention yet it is the area that influences the Net Present Value (NPV) of the mineral reserve most In order to maximize the NPV regular review of the pit design may be required to evaluate an

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To further develop understanding of mine design concepts a set of practice examples will be worked through in class so please bring your laptop to class Objectives Introduce the principles of pit optimization and mine planning for those who are involved in the process of making decisions about mining projects Become familiar with the

16 810 (16 682) 30 A Heuristic is simply a rule of thumb that hopefully will find a good answer Why use a Heuristic? Heuristics are typically used to solve complex optimization problems that are difficult to solve to optimality Heuristics are good at dealing with local optima without getting stuck in them while searching for the global optimum

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SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR OPEN PITS Jos L Carvalho Golder Associates Ltd Mississauga CANADA 1 0 INTRODUCTION In the process of wall design for open pits a number of steps and levels of analyses are required from local bench design to overall stability of the walls to evaluation of the design performance and

Lecture Notes Reference Materials • Optimization concepts and applications in engineering Belegundu A and Tirupathi R Prentice Hall 1999 • Introduction to engineering design optimization Below you will find in PDF format all of the course notes and handouts provided in class

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The engineer can then apply analysis and ultimately judgement to select a pit for final design It is curious to some that the "optimal" pit can be at a RF much lower than 1 I have had cases of selecting a pit in the order of RF 0 6 produces the highest NPV However for some pits the RF 1 pit

Nov 07 20194 Hour Crash Course Tutorial Open Pit Planning With Studio OP Free to attend 12 Seats Available Events are open to all companies Beverages and lunch included for the duration of the event (specify any special dietary requirements at the time of booking)

Equipment Selection for Surface Mining A Review Christina Burt and the value of the mine is maximized The plan alongside the optimization of the shape of the pit provides required productivity rates bench sequences and the shape of the mine (including pits often occur in the mine design and the complication here is that equipment

SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR OPEN PITS Jos L Carvalho Golder Associates Ltd Mississauga CANADA 1 0 INTRODUCTION In the process of wall design for open pits a number of steps and levels of analyses are required from local bench design to overall stability of the walls to evaluation of the design performance and

Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MSDO) Introduction Lecture 1 Prof Olivier de Weck Prof Karen Willcox 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Prof de Weck and Prof Willcox Introductions Olivier de Weck Ph D –Lecturer Associate Professor

In addition the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package This book is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design open pit design geological and excavation engineering and in advanced open pit mine planning and design The principles described apply worldwide

Integrated pit dump and haulage network optimisation for mine scheduling - a linear programming approach ABSTRACT The use of linear programming (LP) to identify optimal solutions for a mine production schedule is a powerful yet under-utilised method for improving project value This paper explores a laterite nickel mine case

Design of experiment means how to design an experiment in the sense that how the observations or measurements should be obtained to answer a query in a valid efficient and economical way The designing of the experiment and the analysis of obtained data are inseparable If the experiment is designed properly

Open Pit Blast Design Analysis and Optimisation

accelerometers airblast ammonium nitrate amplitude analysis ANFO assessment bench blast design blast hole blast monitor blast vibration blastability blasting engineer blasting operations blasting performance blasting results breakage buffer row burden movement burden relief calculated Chapter characteristics coal compressive cost cracks damage

Jul 02 2007The pit will be somewhat like a cofferdam Sheet pile on 4 sides because the flow line will be down approximately 20' So I will have about 20' of retained height so I was really looking for some insight with how to balance the apparent earth pressures with the jacking force (which I am told by the jacking Contractor could be up to 400 tons) and the proper design loads for the wales and

Equipment Selection for Surface Mining A Review Christina Burt and the value of the mine is maximized The plan alongside the optimization of the shape of the pit provides required productivity rates bench sequences and the shape of the mine (including pits often occur in the mine design and the complication here is that equipment

an open-pit production-scheduling model also called the open-pit block-sequencing (OPBS) problem At the strategic level the ultimate pit limit (UPL) problem based on the seminal work of Lerchs and Grossmann (1965) provides a solution for the ultimate pit limit contours of a deposit with the objective of maximiz-ing total profit

FIRST Robotics Pit Cart Design and Optimization Senior Design Project Will Hopkins MOE 365 Mentor Kirstin Huesmann DuPont MOE 365 MOE 365 is a FIRST robotics team that started in 2000 The Pit cart was constructed in 2001 in order to provide an organized way to transport and store tools and spare parts Since then many teams have

An Example Optimization Problem Design of a thin wall tray with minimal material The tray has a specific volume V and a given height H The design problem is to select the length l and width w of the tray Given A "workable design" Pick either l or w and solve for others

A maximum upside / minimum downside approach to the traditional optimization of open pit mine design "Beyond optimization in open pit design " in decision-making with uncertainty " Course Notes 2004 SME Annual Meeting Exhibit Denver Co (2004) 12

We have seen how good pit optimizers can be used not only to help design ultimate pit outlines but also to carry out sensitivity analysis to an extent which is not possible without them Pit optimization is a tool which used properly can greatly speed and ease the process of pit design and can significantly increase the value of most pits

Considering the importance of stakes the slope design in open pit mines must be based on a well-controlled methodology especially since experience shows that each rock mass characterized by its geological structures is unique and therefore there are no

Professional Development Courses ROBUST STRATEGIC MINE PLANNING OPTIMIZATION GEOVIA WHITTLE AND SIMULIA ISIGHT ROBUST STRATEGIC MINE PLANNING OPTIMIZATION teaching experience in the area of open pit mine planning and design He has a strong track record of success in leading the What costs should be included in pit optimization