An Object-oriented Expert System for Underground Mining Method Selection and Project Evaluation.
Ch 88 in 23rd Applic of Computers & Operations Res in Mineral Industry SME 1992 :909-16
A windows-based object-oriented expert system for prefeasibility evaluation of hard rock mines is being developed at the Western Field Operations Center of the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Designed for use with the Bureau's cost estimating system, this expert system assists an evaluator in choosing an underground mining method and the related design parameters. The system provides the engineering and design guidelines necessary for an evaluator to perform a prefeasibility-type cost estimate.
Ch. 88 in 23rd Applic. of Computers & Operations Res. in Mineral Industry. SME, 1992, Pp 909-16