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Type: Conference paper
Title: GERT models for the development of open-pit gold mines in Saudi Arabia
Author: Dowd, P.
Citation: Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry : proceedings of the 30th International Symposium, 2002 / Sukumar Bandopadhyay (ed.): pp. 781-795
Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Publisher Place: United States
Issue Date: 2002
ISBN: 087335219X
Conference Name: APCOM 2002 - International Symposium on the Application Of Computers And Operations Research In The Minerals Industry (30th : 2002 : Littleton, Colorado)
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M. H. Al-Dabbagh and P. A. Dowd
Abstract: In this paper, the authors outline the deficiencies of PERT/CPM as a method for scheduling complex projects such as mine development. In particular, PERT/CPM networks cannot accommodate logical nodes (events) or stochastic branches (activities). The Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), developed by Pritsker and. co-workers, is introduced as an alternative to PERT/CPM that overcomes many of the deficiencies of the latter and enables a more realistic analysis of complex projects that are subject to significant uncertainties. A brief overview of GERT network structures and network analysis is given and a PC implementation of the method is described. The technique is illustrated by application to the development of an open-pit gold mine in Saudi Arabia.
Description: Copyright © 2002 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
RMID: 0020110539
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