Better haul road design reduces capital and maintenance costs.
The Mine Haul Road Design Guide aims to steer you toward best practice in design of haul roads trafficked by heavy mine vehicles and dump trucks etc.
The South African design method represents the state of the art in haul road 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.
See these pages for an overview of the CIRCLY 7.0 Haul Road Pavement Design Feature.
Haul Road Design Courses
The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) have been running one day Haul Road Design Courses presented by Professor Roger Thompson (Western Australian School of Mines).
Dates for 2019 have not been set.
- The course will give you an understanding of the overall concepts & principles of Mine Haul Road Design. Mine consultants, contractors, truck fleet operators and personnel involved with design, construction and day-to-day operations and maintenance of mine roads will benefit from the course.
You will be introduced to the Haul Road Structural Design feature of CIRCLY 7.0.
Register your details below if you are interested in attending a Course and would like to be notified when further details are available.
Registration Form Haul Road Design Courses
Haul Road Design website launched!
We have just launched the Haul Road Design website – 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)
Fundamentals of Mine Haul Road Design.
Version 2.0.15 – September, 2015.
A 136 page e-book.
GSFM – An Integrated Approach to Mine Haul Road Design (2011)
An 84 slide presentation – download Thompson, R. J. (2011). GSFM – An Integrated Approach to Mine Haul Road Design.
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.
The full document is about 100 pages.
For further information or to buy 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
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 has good detail about road design parameters, tyre management, grade impacts on load transfer for both cross fall and ramp gradients and dust control techniques.