MAKING THE PILBARA BLEND: AGILE MINE SCHEDULING THROUGH CONTINGENT PLANNING
Grant number: LP110100115 | Funding period: 2011 - 2016
Mine scheduling is a challenging problem for Rio Tinto which annually mines more than 200 Million tonnes of iron ore. This project will develop agile scheduling techniques of great economic importance to Australia. Carefully planned scheduling reduces infrastructure and minimises environmental impacts, maximising regeneration after mining.
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Multi-objective short-term production scheduling for open-pit mines: a hierarchical decomposition-based algorithm
Michelle Blom, Adrian R Pearce, Peter J Stuckey
This article presents a novel algorithm for solving a short-term open-pit production-scheduling problem in which several objective..
Scheduling with fixed maintenance, shared resources and nonlinear feedrate constraints: A mine planning case study
CN Burt, N Lipovetzky, AR Pearce, PJ Stuckey
Given a short term mining plan, the task for an operational mine planner is to determine how the equipment in the mine should be u..
A Decomposition-Based Heuristic for Collaborative Scheduling in a Network of Open-Pit Mines
Michelle L Blom, Christina N Burt, Adrian R Pearce, Peter J Stuckey
We consider the short-term production scheduling problem for a network of multiple open-pit mines and ports. Ore produced at each ..