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Computer-assisted mining.

Authors
Murphy-JN; Schnakenberg-GH; Kwitowski-AJ
Source
Min Eng 1990 Jan; 150(348):99-106
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011306
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is investigating the application of state-of-the-art computer technology to improve coal extraction. The opportunity to remove workers from high-risk areas offers attractive health and safety benefits as well as reductions in delay time. Studies include improved remote control of continuous miners, the development of fundamental technologies such as vertical guidance of cutting operations, navigation of the continuous miner, and the application of expert systems to aid in diagnoses of equipment problems and in the planning of face operations. The Bureau has elected to evaluate these techniques on a continuous miner. While the contribution of longwall mining to underground production continues to grow, room-and-pillar systems for production and for longwall panel development are and will remain essential components of underground operations.
Keywords
Room-and-pillar-mining; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Coal-mining; Longwall-mining; Computer-equipment; Computer-models; Computers; Safety-research; Occupational-safety-programs
CODEN
MNEGAP
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 133-92
Issue of Publication
348
ISSN
0026-5179
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Mining Engineer
State
PA
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