Multicriteria choice of ore transport system for an underground mine: application of PROMETHEE methods


Elevli B., Dmirci A.

JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, vol.104, no.5, pp.251-256, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-256

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the implementation of multicriteria analysis in selection of the most suitable underground ore transport system for a chromite mine in Turkey. The related problem includes five possible ore transport systems and six criteria to evaluate them. The adopted evaluation and ranking method for this study is PROMETHEE. PROMETHEE I revealed a partial order of alternatives where incomparability exists. PROMETHEE II gave the absolute ordering of alternatives. The results have shown that the PROMETHEE method can be successfully used in solving mining engineering problems.