# Proposed Solutions to the Tripper Car Positioning Problem

### Felipe Novaes Caldas, Alexandre Xavier Martins

#### Abstract

The trippers are equipments often found in mineral processing plants. Their role is to distribute ore coming from past stages of process in a silo with several hoppers. Positioning trippers is a scheduling problem defined by position determination of the equipment through the bins and along time. The system silo-tripper was modeled as a combinatorial linear optimization program aiming to get the optimal tripper positioning. Two paradigms were used to find out an exact solution: mixed integer linear programming and dynamic programming.

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#### in Harvard Style

Novaes Caldas F. and Xavier Martins A. (2018). **Proposed Solutions to the Tripper Car Positioning Problem**.In *Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,* ISBN 978-989-758-298-1, pages 344-352. DOI: 10.5220/0006806303440352

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis18,

author={Felipe Novaes Caldas and Alexandre Xavier Martins},

title={Proposed Solutions to the Tripper Car Positioning Problem},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

year={2018},

pages={344-352},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0006806303440352},

isbn={978-989-758-298-1},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,

TI - Proposed Solutions to the Tripper Car Positioning Problem

SN - 978-989-758-298-1

AU - Novaes Caldas F.

AU - Xavier Martins A.

PY - 2018

SP - 344

EP - 352

DO - 10.5220/0006806303440352