A survey of applications of multicriteria decision analysis methods in mine planning and related case studies.

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dc.contributor.author Mahase, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Musingwini, C.
dc.contributor.author Nhleko, A.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-29T14:34:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-29T14:34:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.citation Mahase, M.J., Musingwini, C. and Nhleko, A.S. 2016. A survey of applications of multicriteria decision analysis method in mine planning and related case studies. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallugy 116(11), pp.1051-1056. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n11a7 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2225-6253
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/25507
dc.description This study forms part of an MSc research project undertaken at the University of the Witwatersrand. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In an environment like the mining industry, which is characterized by different stakeholders with multiple objectives, multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a useful approach for optimal decision-making. The application of MCDA techniques in the mining industry has predominantly been in mine planning and related problems, although no comprehensive survey has previously been undertaken to establish the application trends. A survey of the use of MCDA techniques was therefore conducted using case studies from the literature. It was noted that often two or more methods are applied to the same problem in order to increase confidence in the solution derived. As the number of criteria and alternatives increases, some methods become inefficient. A combination of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method with other MCDA techniques was the most frequently used approach, indicating the efficiency of the AHP method, especially when evaluating problems with more criteria and fewer alternatives. A combination of fuzzy theory with AHP or other methods incorporates uncertainty. The findings from the survey will benefit users applying MCDA techniques to solve mine planning and related problems. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. en_ZA
dc.subject Mine planning en_ZA
dc.subject Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) en_ZA
dc.subject Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) en_ZA
dc.subject Multi-objective decision-making (MODM) en_ZA
dc.subject Decision making en_ZA
dc.subject Analytic hierarchy process en_ZA
dc.subject Surveys en_ZA
dc.subject Mining industry en_ZA
dc.title A survey of applications of multicriteria decision analysis methods in mine planning and related case studies. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 116 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MvdH2018 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n11a7 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 1056 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 11 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 1051 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id 0000-0002-5150-4749 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id 0000-0003-1799-6855 en_ZA


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