%0 Journal Article
%T Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach
%J Journal of Mining and Environment
%I Shahrood University of Technology
%Z 2251-8592
%A Mozafari, A.
%A Bangian Tabrizi, A. H.
%A Taji, M.
%A Parhizkar, A.
%D 2019
%\ 10/01/2019
%V 10
%N 4
%P 1095-1104
%! Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach
%K Blast block size
%K Mineable Block
%K Optimization
%K Open-Pit Mine
%K mixed integer programming
%K fuzzy logic
%R 10.22044/jme.2019.8786.1763
%X In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable block; (ii) a linear programming method for the selection of the blasted areas to be excavated and in deciding the quantity of ores and wastes to be mined from each one of the selected blocks. These two methods use improved estimates of the orebody characteristics utilizing the blast hole data in addition to the usual borehole statistics to improve the prediction accuracy of the block level ore body characteristics. This work aims to make a mathematical model to figure out the ideal width and length of the blast block in order to curtail drilling and blasting expenses in open-pit mines. As a consequence, the effective blast block size is heeded so as to decrease the expenses of drilling and blasting. Furthermore, a complete set of actual principles is presented to specify the applicable size of the mineable block by means of the multi-criteria decision-making method of fuzzy logic. The aforementioned model is practiced to forecast the block size necessary for the purpose of production planning. Next, a mixed integer programming model is developed to blast planning in order to select the optimal size of the blast block by considering the mineable block. The proposed model is applied in the Chadormalu iron ore mine and the rationality of the model is demonstrated by the outcomes of dissimilar circumstances.
%U https://jme.shahroodut.ac.ir/article_1570_85fb01df79834c4f5f1392f756c230ba.pdf