AN INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGICAL SIMULATION AND ANIMATION OF A SHOVEL-TRUCK SYSTEM

Authors

  • George Agyei Department of Mining Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
  • E. A. Kateng Department of Mining Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/njt.v42i1.15

Keywords:

Shovel-Truck Systems, Simulation,, Arena® Software, Animation

Abstract

This paper  aims to simulate and animate a shovel-truck system in an open pit mine using Arena® Software for teaching and learning purposes. The shovel-truck system is the use of loading and dumping units in the transportation of materials. The shovel-truck system has wide application in open pit mining. Animation of a shovel-truck system in Arena® is a reflection of the logic defined by the module’s flowcharts. Arena® software is a widely used simulation software based on Discrete Events. The data were analysed by an input analyser tool in Arena® software to get distributions and expressions for the shovel-truck system. The shovel-truck system was then modelled in the software. The developed animated model depicts the exact activities in open pit mines.

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Published

2023-05-07

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Section

Chemical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Petroleum & Production Engineering

How to Cite

AN INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGICAL SIMULATION AND ANIMATION OF A SHOVEL-TRUCK SYSTEM. (2023). Nigerian Journal of Technology, 42(1), 122-129. https://doi.org/10.4314/njt.v42i1.15