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Configuring Excavator Attachments for Eco-Operation
Lee, Hong-Chul; Kim, Byung-Soo; Lee, Dong-Eun;
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Configuring excavator attachments and engine sizes is the prerequisite for appropriate excavator assignment. Existing experience based configuration practice is lack of scientific rational because many variables (e.g., equipment motion data, soil and rock type and condition, equipment`s engineering dimension along with bucket properties, job and management conditions etc.) should be considered simultaneously and timely fashion. This paper presents a new excavator configuration searching method that identifies the most favorable excavator configuration (i.e., the optimal set of excavator`s maximum digging height and bucket size) to complement these existing practices. The method coded by using MATLAB identifies an optimal excavator configuration by considering those variables causing the variability of productivity. A case study is presented to demonstrate and to verify the system.
Excavator;Attachments;Optimization;Bucket size;Maximum digging height;
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