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Optimisation in Underground Mining

  • Christopher Alford
  • Marcus Brazil
  • David H. Lee
Part of the International Series In Operations Research amp; Mana book series (ISOR, volume 99)

Efficient methods to model and optimise the design of open pit mines have been known for many years. Although the underground mine design problem is conceptually more difficult it has a similar potential for optimisation. Recent research demonstrates some useful progress in this topic. Here we provide an overview of some of this research.

Keywords

Mixed Integer Programming Steiner Point Minimal Steiner Tree Machine Placement Stope Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Alford
    • 1
  • Marcus Brazil
    • 2
  • David H. Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.WH Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre, Sustainable Minerals InstituteThe University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of MelbourneAustralia

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