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Diddens, Zef (author)
An investigation in the possibility to integrate fleet selection (through FPC) in the mine design process, allowing for the analysis of various potential haul road scenarios and from there being able to make a decision on an optimal fleet selection.
master thesis 2019
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Elpenhof, Chris (author)
In the mining industry, sampling is an essential feature for the characterization of the material when all available material cannot be examined and only a small fraction of the total is evaluated. This study addresses how the minimum number of samples required to obtain a statistically accurate answer. This is important since less sample...
student report 2019
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Hanemaaijer, Thijs (author)
master thesis 2018
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Wetterhahn, Joel (author)
In the mining industry the initial capital expenditure budgeted in the feasibility study is being overrun structurally. These capital expenditure overruns have long been recognised, yet no method is available predicting the probability a mining project will experience an overrun.

This thesis introduces a method to assess the likelihood...
master thesis 2018
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Calis, Randy (author)
Since 1918 AkzoNobel produces salt by means of solution mining from the bedded Triassic Röt Evaporite deposit in the eastern part of the Netherlands. In this technique water is pumped into the rock salt layer through a well and dissolves the halite in situ. Subsequently the brine is pumped to the purification plant at surface level where the...
master thesis 2018
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van der Waal, Kaj (author)
An efficient production is essential for an economic continuation of most gold mining companies, due to a moderate gold price and a competitive market. Recently, the Ahafo South Mining operations owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation and located on a Proterozoic gold belt in the south west of Ghana, indicated that the cost of production must...
master thesis 2017
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Brussee, Ottomar (author)
Blasting operations form a central part of any hard rock metal mining operation, and are, given its inherent hazards, critical in ensuring safe mine working environments. In order to improve workplace safety in such operations, it is important to select the right explosives and technologies, to issue rules and procedures and to offer adequate...
master thesis 2017
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Franzen, Sjoerd (author)
Up until now, global mining companies have failed to create a fatality free environment for their employees, whether it be through increasingly difficult conditions or inadequate safety management approaches. Desiring to maintain the social license to operate, these companies are now looking into alternate ways of safety management with the aim...
master thesis 2017
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Tijsseling, Laurens (author)
The metal cobalt is essential in creating a sustainable society, as it is an important component in lithium- ion batteries and wind energy turbines. About half of the Earth’s land-based cobalt reserves can be found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This study focusses on characterising cobalt-bearing copper ore from a DRC based mining...
master thesis 2017
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Kox, Marlotte (author)
Trolley assist is a system in which haul trucks in open pit mines are propelled by electric energy along a designated haul road segment. This can lead to high savings on fuel costs, productivity, CO2 emission and engine life, but is associated with limitations on mine planning. The purpose of this thesis is to determine how trolley assist can be...
master thesis 2017
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Rizwan, Yawar (author)
To date no efforts were published to (numerically) compute the pressure transients following shut-in for a fracture that during pumping was propagating at an arbitrary, not necessarily constant velocity; and to use these computations to systematically understand the physics (type curves) of pressure decline after shut-in for both very rapidly...
master thesis 2017
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Koivisto, Mikko (author)
A current trend in mining is towards lower grade deposits when easy to access mineral deposits are depleted in the world. Therefore, to make the current deposits accessible, a cost of mining need to be economic. Costs can be decreased in equipment and mine planning to maximize the availability and utilization of equipment for example by...
master thesis 2017
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Groenewegen, Mathijs (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to aid in the development of vertical cutting mining as a mining method. In order to do so, the technical feasibility and viability, and environmental benefit of vertical cutting as a complementary mining method were investigated. The investigation was performed for the case of the Victor Diamond mine in northern...
master thesis 2017
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Elpenhof, Chris (author)
Applying wind turbines to create renewable energy is used by many companies around the world. However, in the mining industry, only two projects use wind energy. In the mining industry, energy consumption can be up to twenty-five megawatts per tonne of produced material. The main reason is the use of fossil fuel for generators in off-grid...
bachelor thesis 2017
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Wansink, Jan-Douwe (author)
Changing market dynamics make that mining companies need to increase their equipment utilization and use their equipment more effectively. The growing availability of data from mining equipment and mining operations enables the use of data analytics to achieve that goal. This thesis explores the potential of data analytics and machine learning...
master thesis 2017
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