Design of costs-based metrics for enhancing the economics of the mining truck fleet

Max Martins, Carlos Teixeira, Beck Nader, Giorgio De Tomi

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Modern mining activities are very intense in capital use, highly mechanized and as a consequence, present high operational costs. In this sense the appeal for managing operational variables adequately is very attractive since these have a huge impact in the overall costs. Reportedly, one of the most expensive mining activities is the transportation of in situ material to its destination. In this regard, the correct management of the important operational variables coupled with the experience gathered in mining operations, allowed the development of a computer system aimed at helping to achieve these management objectives. This paper describes the relation between measurable variables and economic parameters obtained in one important large scale Brazilian mine and how they interact and relate to each other in order to facilitate the decision making process.

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)02555476


Other56 Brazilian Ceramic Conference, COLAOB 2012, Latin American Cong. of Artificial Organs and Biomaterials, 2012, 7th International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM, 2012, Brazilian Surface Treatments and Exhibition, EBRATS 2012, Ptech - 8th International Latin American Conference on Powder Technology, 2011
CityFoz de Iguaçu



  • Computer system
  • Metrics
  • Operational costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

Cite this

Martins, M., Teixeira, C., Nader, B., & Tomi, G. D. (2015). Design of costs-based metrics for enhancing the economics of the mining truck fleet. In Materials Science Forum (Vol. 805, pp. 415-421). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 805). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.