carlson surface mining software

Quickly calculate volumes, generate tonnage reports, design pits, and produce accurate, customized reports with Carlson Software’s renowned ease of use. Inspect mine designs in plan, section, and 3D View.

carlson surface mining software

Design, Modify, and Simulate Your Surface Mine

 

3D PITS AND SPOIL DESIGN

  • Design pits with varying highwall angles and bench parameters
  • Construct spoil piles in a variety of shapes and styles
  • Incorporate ramps in the pit or spoil pile with berms and ditches automatically, or with RoadNetwork from Carlson Civil
  • Designate benches by strata, elevation, width, or depth

PIT, PROPERTY, & SPOIL LAYOUTS

  • Utilize multiple pit layout algorithms to represent full mine pits or simply subdivide reserves into smaller production blocks for short-term scheduling
  • Subdivide and identify pits with property lines to automatically calculate royalties with Surface Mine Reserves
  • Calculate reserves from drillholes on-the-fly, block models, or stratified geologic models
  • Choose between vertical quantities, overall highwall slopes, or detailed bench layback designs
  • Store quantities and qualities into the pits for scheduling
  • Create full reports including volume, tonnage, quality, area, and strip ratios
  • Analyze deposits with Reserve Classification for measured, indicated, inferred, and hypothetical categorization in Surface Mine Reserves

HAUL TRUCK CYCLE ANALYSIS

  • Define fleet productivity
  • Incorporate different truck types into one fleet
  • Create haul road networks for possible routes based on color-coded 3D polylines representing actual slope and length
  • Calculate cycle time, as well as overall productivity or required fleet size
  • Simulate haulage in a 3D movie
  • Link to spoil and dump scheduling routines

CIVIL MODULE FOR ROADNETWORK

  • Use Carlson Civil as a base foundation for surfaces, sections, profiles, and roads
  • Quickly redesign and edit haul roads and ramps
  • Output to sections and updated surfaces with color-coded road features
  • Simulate vehicles driving on the designed road

SCHEDULING AND TIMING

  • Establish surface mining rates on overburden removal or ore tonnage
  • Define equipment calendars for individual units or collective fleets
  • Create multiple calendars to explore “What if?” scenarios
  • Produce color-coded timing maps
  • Report timing by calendar periods, tonnage, or volume of overburden
  • Integrate precedence rules to account for timing constraints
  • Schedule pits with 3D Pick for short-range sequencing
  • Create 3D surfaces of each period to simulate the mine progression
  • Schedule spoils and dumps linked to the pit advances
  • Simulate mine progress in 3D movie

DRAGLINE RANGE DIAGRAMS

  • Test interactive range diagram options for detailed dragline sequences and associated volumes
  • Quickly update range requirements by changing strata and pit dimensions
  • Analyze dragline height, reach, and digging depth based on design geometry
  • Evaluate designs based on actual geologic sections with the Cut and Place series of commands
  • Output final pit sections to 3D; extrude down a centerline to create a 3D pit surface

DOZER PUSH AND OTHER AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

  • Combine dozer push analysis with cast blasting, spoil flattening, and dragline cuts to obtain the optimal combination of equipment type and sequencing
  • Process section designs to create pits and spoiled surfaces in 3D, colored or textured by actual geological outcrops