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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Roger
dc.contributor.authorVisser, A.
dc.identifier.citationThompson, R. and Visser, A. 2003. Mine haul road maintenance management systems. The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 103 (5): pp. 303-312.

In surface mining operations, ultra-heavy trucks operate on haul road networks which are typically from 10-40km in length. These road networks are often not optimally designed and maintained and as a result, identifying and remediating road functional defects is problematic. Most surface mine operators agree good roads are desirable, but find it difficult to translate this into an effective road maintenance system. This paper presents a haul road maintenance management system which utilises an assessment of rolling resistance based on a functional performance evaluation of a haul road, together with mine haul truck operating cost models to derive the optimal frequency of road maintenance. A typical application is presented which illustrates the potential of the technique to manage maintenance as and where needed with resultant reduction in total road user costs and an improvement in service provided for the road user.

dc.subjectpavement design
dc.subjectHaul road
dc.subjectroad maintenance
dc.subjectsurface mining
dc.titleMine haul road maintenance management systems
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleThe Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
curtin.departmentWASM - Western Australian School of Mines
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyWA School of Mines
curtin.facultyDepartment of Mining Engineering

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