EVALUATION OF WHEEL LOADERS IN OPEN PIT MARBLE QUARRYING BY USING THE AHP AND TOPSIS APPROACHES


KUN M., Topaloglu Ş. A., MALLI T.

ARCHIVES OF MINING SCIENCES, vol.58, no.1, pp.255-267, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/amsc-2013-0018
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF MINING SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-267
  • Keywords: Wheel loader selection, AHP, TOPSIS, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, SELECTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The marble mining in Turkey has been rising since the early 80's. In relation to that, the marble income has become noticeably bigger than those of other mining sectors. In recent years, marble and natural stone export composes half of the total mine export with a value of two billion dollars. This rapid development observed in marble operation has increased the importance of mining economics, income-expenditure balance and cost analysis. The most important cost elements observed in marble quarrying are machinery and equipment, labor costs and geological structures of the field.