Modelling cable shovel geometry and kinematics

CIM Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011
T. G. Joseph, N. Shi
Abstract A series of algorithms were developed to perform geometric and kinematic analyses of cable shovel dipper-ground interactions for a given set of mining face conditions. The routines examine and analyze (a) the position of the dipper in relation to the shovel; (b) the dipper in relation to the face conditions; (c) the dipper position in relation to possible interference or collision with crawler tracks during digging cycles; and (d) kinematic and geometric considerations with respect to any point on the dipper as it conducts a duty cycle. In all cases, field measurement verification provided good agreement (within 4% variance).
Keywords: Cable shovel, Kinematics, Geometry, Trajectory, Collision avoidance
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