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MULSIM/BM - a structural analysis computer program for mine design. Software.

Authors
Beckett-LA
Source
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1987 Dec; :Software
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20035277
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines has developed MULSIM/BM, an improved computer program using the boundary element approach for geomechanical analysis of mine plans in single or multiple coal seams. The report presents the improved features of the MULSIM/BM program. The four major improvements are the following: (1) Ability to specify up to 26 material property sets; (2) a new material model capability for gob and inserted materials, such as packwalls or cribs; (3) ability to model a large area with a grid of undivided blocks and to subdivide only a specified fine-mesh portion of these blocks into elements; and (4) specification of extraction ratios for the undivided blocks. In addition, an interactive graphics mesh generator program was written to accompany MULSIM/BM. A complete user's guide and program listings are provided in appendises to the report. The nine-track computer tape is written at the density of 1,600 bits per inch, using unlabeled tape format. The programs are written in ASCII code as 4,960 fixed length records, or card images, with 80 characters per record...Software Description: The model is written in the FORTRAN programming language for implementation on a CDC Cyber 170 Computer using the NOS2 operating system
Keywords
Computerized-simulation; Computer-programs; Documentation; Mine-engineering; Coal-mines; Structural-analysis
Publication Date
19871201
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-129465
NTIS Price
T05
NIOSH Division
DRC
Source Name
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines
State
CO
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