Block model reconstruction using truck fleet management system data

A. Takahashi Asano, S. D. Dessureault

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Global positioning system based fleet management systems are becoming ubiquitous among contemporary surface mines. The technology continues to improve in areas such as wireless bandwidth, management features and data generation. The secondary use of such data, beyond fleet management, is likely to come from improved engineering techniques. This paper describes the development and testing of a materials tracking system at the block model level. The objective is to provide mine planners with information to design a rehandle plan if the material dumped earlier becomes economic. The ultimate objective is to facilitate a merging of the mine block model and the destination block model to generate a multipit optimisation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Blending algorithms
  • Block model
  • Fleet management system
  • Global positioning system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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