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A master environmental control and mine system design simulator for underground coal mining. Volume 6 - production subsystem.
Manula CB; Bouillot A; Rivell RA; Sanford RL
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(6)-76, 1974 Jun; :1-327
This report, Volume 6 of the 11-volume report of the master design simulator (MDS), describes the production subsystem. This subsystem provides the means for moving the model through time on a computer and recording its behavior. The logic of the production subsystem can accommodate multiple face units and both standard and nonstandard activities in each mining section. Each activity is assigned a specific and separate list of instructions for the simulation. These instructions include determination of tramming paths, wait and change point locations, entry and cut locations, as well as commands to advance in the mining cycle and tram. Advancing through the mining cycle is handled through a sequential execution of a subset of face jobs that is predetermined in the program logic. A case study is presented illustrating the application of the model as a free-standing program. The appendices constitute a user's manual and a program listing.
Underground mining; Coal mining; Environmental simulation; Production models; Production allowables; Materials handling; Production control; Computerized simulation; Computer programs; User needs; Computer applications
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 84(6)-76; Grant-Number-G0111808
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(6)-76
Pennsylvania State University
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division