A recursive time aggregation-disaggregation heuristic for the multidimensional and multiperiod precedence-constrained knapsack problem: An application to the open-pit mine block sequencing problem

Pierre Nancel-Penard, Nelson Morales, Fabien Cornillier

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A recursive time aggregation-disaggregation (RAD) heuristic is proposed to solve large-scale multidimensional and multiperiod precedence-constrained knapsack problems (MMPKP) in which a profit is maximized by filling the knapsack in multiple periods while satisfying minimum and maximum resource consumption constraints per period as well as precedence constraints between items. An important strategic planning application of the MMPKP in the mining industry is the well-known open-pit mine block sequencing problem (BSP). In the BSP, a mine is modeled as a three-dimensional grid of blocks to determine a block extraction sequence that maximizes the net present value while satisfying constraints on the shape of the mine and resource consumption over time. Large real-life instances of this problem are difficult to solve, particularly with lower bounds on resource consumption. The advantage of the time aggregation-disaggregation heuristic over a rolling-horizon-based time decomposition is twofold: first, the entire horizon is considered for the resource consumption from the first aggregation; and second, only two-period subproblems have to be solved. This method is applied to a well-known integer programming model and a variant thereof in which blocks can be extracted in parts over multiple periods. Tests on benchmark instances show that near-optimal solutions for both of the models can be obtained for extremely large instances with up to 2,340,142 blocks and 10 periods.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1088-1099
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volumen303
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 16 dic. 2022
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