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Artificial neural networks models for rate of penetration prediction in rock drilling

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalRakenteiden mekaniikka
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Prediction of the rate of penetration (ROP) is an important task in drilling economical assessments of mining and construction projects. In this paper, the predictability of the ROP for percussive drills was investigated using the artificial neural networks (ANNs) and the linear multivariate regression analysis. The “power pack” frequency, the revolution per minute (RPM), the feed pressure, the hammer frequency, and the impact energy were considered as input parameters. The results indicate that the ANN with the regression model predicts the ROP under different conditions with high accuracy. It also demonstrates that the ANN approach is a beneficial tool that can reduce cost, time and enhance structure reliability.

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