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Water truck routing optimization in open pit mines using the general algebraic modelling system approach

Hossein Sadat Hosseini Khajouei, Mohammad, Lotfi, Maryam ORCID:, Ebrahimi, Ahmad and Jafari, Soheil 2021. Water truck routing optimization in open pit mines using the general algebraic modelling system approach. Molamohamadi, Z., Babaee Tirkolaee, E., Mirzazadeh, A. and Weber, G.W., eds. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1458. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, pp. 255-270. (10.1007/978-3-030-89743-7_14)

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This paper presents a methodological approach for routing optimization in open pit mines which is a trending topic for dust emission reduction in mining process. In this context, the aim of the research and its contribution to the knowledge is firstly described based on a comprehensive literature survey in the field. Then, as an arc routing problem, the mathematical model for the process is generated including the objective function, minimizing the total distance traveled by the water truck fleets, practical constraints that should be met and the used assumptions. Finally, the formulated optimization problem solved employing General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS) approach respect to the nature of the mathematical equations. The tested results by simulations discussed to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method in dealing with the in-hand problem. This methodological approach could be used in optimization of other similar engineering problem as well.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-030-89742-0
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 November 2021
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 13:35

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