Defence of dissertation in the field of Control Engineering, M.Sc (Tech.) Patarawan Chaowasakoo
The title of thesis is “Matching truck-and-shovel operations in open-pit mines using statistical data-dispatching strategies, match factor, and age-based maintanance”
One of the primary problems in an open-pit mine is determining the required number of trucks and shovels as well as their types, to make the best match between them in order to satisfy the production target. Such a problem can occur in the mine design phase or during the operation. This thesis considers the specific problem in an actual open-pit mine and necessary data is collected through a Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The problem is investigated using different simulation and optimization models, which contain the behaviours of dispatching strategy, match factor, and age-based maintenance under an ideal operation and breakdown event. The proposed models can be used in other situations, in which truck fleets are used to transport material.
Opponent: Professor Michel Gamache, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Supervisor: Professor Quan Zhou. Custos is Professor Heikki Koivo, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation.
Patarawan Chaowasakoo, +358449636407, firstname.lastname@example.org