Analytical hierarchy process for selection of roadheaders

O. Acaroglu*, H. Ergin, S. Eskikaya

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Selection of the most suitable roadheaders (boom type tunnelling machines) for the galleries/tunnels to be excavated in certain rock and under known project conditions is important for avoiding problems during application. This research utilized a multiple attribute decision-making method and studied how this will be applied for the selection of boom-type excavation machines. The Cayirhan Coal Basin was used for selecting roadheaders using the analytical hierarchy process, which is one of the multiple attribute decision-making methods. To conclude, this study reveals that decision-making methods can be used in the process of selecting roadheaders for the excavation of galleries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-575
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • Multiple attribute decision-making analytical hierarchy process
  • Roadheaders


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