Prakash, A. and Singh, K.B. (2015) A New Rock Cuttability Index for Predicting Key Performance Indicators of Surface Miners. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences , 77. pp. 339-347. ISSN 1365-1609

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The key performance indicators of surface miners, namely production, diesel and pick consumption were considered for the overall operational and economic evaluation of surface miner deployment in Indian mines. The study was conducted in three coal and three limestone mines located in different parts of India. Seven models of surface miner of various makes were studied. The performance of surface miners can be judged better by utilizing the combination of intact rock and rock mass parameters, available machine specifications and operating conditions. Therefore, performance predictive models were developed by considering all these relevant parameters to estimate production, diesel and pick consumption per 1000 t using the rock cuttability index of surface miner. These developed statistical models were validated for different surface miners under varied geotechnical conditions. The study also covers the development of a rock cuttability index nomogram for quick estimation of production. The rock cuttability index values provide a better possibility to determine the machine performance as each parameter r can be imitated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production Rock cuttability Surface miner Rock mass Intact rock
Subjects: Mine Subsidence
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 05:16
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 06:35

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