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Original Paper

UDC 622.23.05  ©  Yu.E.  Voronov, A.Yu.Voronov, D.M. Dubinkin, O.S. Maksimova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) Х ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) Х UgolТ Ц Russian Coal Journal, 2023, є 9, pp. 75-83

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-9-75-83





Voronov Yu. E. 1, Voronov A. Yu. 1, Dubinkin D.M.1, Maksimova O.S.1

1 Kuzbass State Technical University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Voronov Yu.E.,Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, e-mail: vyue.ap@kuzstu.ru

Voronov A.Yu.,PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, e-mail: voronovayu@kuzstu.ru

Dubinkin D.M., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Leading Researcher Associate, e-mail: ddm.tm@kuzstu.ru

Maksimova O.S.,Junior Researcher, e-mail: maksimovaos@kuzstu.ru


Unmanned mining dump trucks are becoming increasingly popular in the world. Its use improves the safety and productivity of open-pit mining, reduces personnel and maintenance costs, and reduces harmful emissions into the atmosphere. However, the use of unmanned transport will not give the expected effect without competent management of its work Ц in particular, when it interacts with mining shovels as part of shovel-truck systems (STS). Efficient management (or dispatching) allows to reduce unproductive downtime of technological mining equipment, which is the key to increasing the productivity of open-pit mining in general and STS in particular.

This paper analyzes the downtime that takes place at active open-pit coal mines, as well as how these downtimes can be affected by the use of unmanned mining transport. Then the main directions for increasing productivity and some features of the dispatching of unmanned mining transport in comparison with conventional one are indicated. After that, a two-stage STS management model is described, which can be applied to both conventional and unmanned transport. At the end of the paper, some results of calculations for this model are presented, showing its effectiveness.

Key words

Open-pit mine, Shovel-truck system, Autonomous mining dump truck, Dispatching, Simulation.


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This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation under Agreement є 075-15-2022-1198 dated 30.09.2022 with the Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University on complex scientific and technical program of full innovation cycle: УDevelopment and implementation of complex technologies in the areas of exploration and extraction of solid minerals, industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new deep conversion products from coal raw materials while consistently reducing the environmental impact and risks to human lifeФ (the УClean Coal Ц Green KuzbassФ Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle) as part of implementing the project УDevelopment and creation of an unmanned shuttle-type mine truck with a payload of 220 tonnesФ in terms of research, development and experimental-design work.

For citation

Voronov Yu.E., Voronov A.Yu., Dubinkin D.M. &Maksimova O.S. Dispatching in truck-shovel systems with unmanned transport at open-pit mines. UgolТ, 2023, (9), pp. 75-83. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-9-75-83.

Paper info

Received July 7, 2023

Reviewed August 14, 2023

Accepted August 25, 2023


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