Scheduling activities in an underground mine is a very complex task. This paper presents an optimization model for short-term planning that takes into consideration all parts of the development and production as well as specific limitations on equipment and workers. To do so, a mix integer program is used in order to maximize mined tonnage on a given time horizon. Test results of the application to a mine are presented to confirm the model accuracy and solvability.
Published April 2016 , 15 pages