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dc.contributor.authorSandanayake, Don Suneth Sameera
dc.contributor.supervisorProfessor Erkan Topal
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Mohammad Waqar Ali Asad

Stope optimisation is pivotal to maximisation of NPV of an underground mining project. However, none of the algorithms developed for stope optimisation guarantees optimal stope layout due to the computational complexity of the problem. The research proposes an innovative heuristic based algorithm to generate optimal stope layout for a given resource model. The developed algorithm is implemented on a real-case block model representing a Copper deposit and compared with two existing algorithms in case studies.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleStope boundary optimisation in underground mining based on a heuristic approachStope boundary optimisation in underground mining based on a heuristic approach
curtin.departmentWestern Australian School of Mines
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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