Edwards, David J., Holt, Gary David and Harris, Frank C. (2002) Predicting downtime costs of tracked hydraulic excavators operating in the UK opencast mining industry. Construction Management and Economics, 20 (7). pp. 581-591. ISSN 0144-6193
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446190210163552
This paper describes the development of a model to predict the hourly cost of downtime (using regression equations) for tracked hydraulic excavators operating in the UK opencast mining industry. A three-stage process was utilized for the model's development. The first stage predicted machine cycle times, the second predicted hire costs per hour and the third used the outputs of the first two to forecast the cost of breakdown. Both cycle time and hire cost models were revealed to be good predictors, as exhibited by the ‘high’ R2 values of 0.86 and 0.95, respectively. A plant expert employed within the Defence Logistics Organisation, UK Ministry of Defence, validated these regression models and the process by which downtime costs were predicted. Future research work will aim to enhance the predictive ability of the models developed, expand the research to cover other machine types, and reproduce the findings in graphical and tabular format to improve the interpretation of information generated.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Construction Plant; Machine Cycle Time; Productivity; Downtime Cost; Regression Analysis|
|Subjects:||M - Law > M990 - Law not elsewhere classified|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Gary David Holt|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2013 09:37|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 15:19|
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