Haul Roads

CIRCLY 6.0 software fully automates design of unpaved mine haul road pavements trafficked by heavy mine vehicles and dump trucks etc.

The South African design method represents the state of the art in haul truck pavement design. This paper outlines the South African design method:

Thompson, R.J. and Visser, A.T. (1999). Designing and Managing Unpaved Opencast Mine Haul Roads for Optimum Performance. SME Annual Meeting March 1-3, 1999, Denver, Colorado.

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CIRCLY 6.0 fully automates this approach.
See these pages for an overview of the CIRCLY 6.0 Haul Road Pavement Design Feature.

Haul Road Design website launched!

The Haul Road Design website has just been launched– a rich resource for Articles, Papers, Reports and Software for Mine Haul Road Design.

Other publications by Dr Roger Thompson (Western Australia School of Mines)

Principles of Mine Haul Road Design and Construction.

Version 3 – May 2013.

A 136 page ebook..

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GSFM – An Integrated Approach to Mine Haul Road Design (2011)

An 84 slide presentation – download here.

Guidelines for Mine Haul Road Design (Tannant and Regensburg, 2001)

This publication covers broader aspects of Haul Road Design than the South African method. It endorses the South African method.

Summary: http://www.smartmines.com/mhroad/guidelines.pdf

The full document is about 100 pages.

For further information or to purchase a copy of the Guidelines contact:

Dwayne D Tannant, Ph.D., P.Eng. School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T6G 2W2

tel: (780) 492-3379

fax: (780) 492-0249

email: [email protected]

The cost including shipping is:

  • $150 CDN for shipments within Canada
  • $150 US for shipments internationally

Caterpillar Haul Road Design and Management

A Presentation by Pete Holman (2006)

Cat Global mining have also published a good presentation by Pete Holman titled Caterpillar Haul Road Design and Management, while in part being a bit of a marketing plug for the exclusive Caterpillar road monitoring tool called “Road Analysis Control” or RAC, presentation contains good detail with respect to road design parameters, tyre management, grade impacts on load transfer for both cross fall and ramp gradients and dust control techniques.

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