Surface Mining Dragline Protoype Final Report

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Surface Mining Dragline Protoype Final Report

Letter of Transmittal
Group Olive
01 June 2012 Hawken Engineering University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Drive St Lucia QLD 4072

Dr S Aminossadati, Dr M Nehring, Dr J Barth
Hawken Engineering
University of Queensland
Sir Fred Schonell Drive
St Lucia QLD 4072

Dear Dr Aminossadati, Dr Mehring and Dr Barth,
Further to your request, please find attached Group Olive’s Final Report regarding our proof-of-concept design of a model Surface Mining Dragline. The report outlines a design of the Surface Mining Dragline that adheres to the project objectives and criteria with a supporting background literature review, calculations, design sketches and recommendations for a path forward.
The Dragline Operating System has been analysed in terms of design concepts, cost effectiveness and ultimately productivity.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Jeremy Whereat
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Ms Naomi Sinclair (Team Leader)
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Mr Thomas Burrell
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Ms Grace Harris
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Mr Toby Schmidt
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Mr Matthew Henry
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Letter of Request
Group Olive
01 June 2012 Hawken Engineering University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Drive St Lucia QLD 4072

W Guthrie, L Montgomery, R Ryan, J Londono
Hawken Engineering
University of Queensland
Sir Fred Schonell Drive
St Lucia QLD 4072

Dear Tutors,
When generating the design and in the production of the Olive Group dragline, extension research was undertaken to identify concepts which other groups were unlikely to include in their prototype designs. To demonstrate initiative, research regarding three initiatives was discussed and evaluated. These initiatives included:
  * Bosmin© Top Nets   [ (Beatty & Beatty, 2012) ] covering payload;
  * the Universal Dragline System   [ (Rowlands, 2000) ] increasing productivity of draglines; and
  * dragline mounted solar system to charge batteries.
Please refer to sections 2.1.2, 2.1.3...

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