Requirements for the conceptual design of advanced underground coal extraction systems.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, C-12548, 1981 Dec; :1-111
Conceptual design requirements are presented for underground coal mining systems having substantially improved performance in the areas of production cost and miner safety. Mandatory performance levels are also set for miner health, environmental impact, and coal recovery. In addition to mandatory design goals and constraints, a number of desirable system characteristics are identified which must be assessed in terms of their impact on production cost and their compatibility with other system elements. Although developed for the flat lying, moderately thick seams of Central Appalachia, these requirements are designed to be easily adaptable to other coals.
Coal; Design analysis; Environment protection; Environmental monitoring; Extraction; Human factors engineering; Mines; Excavations; Mining; Safety; Technology assessment; Utilities
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, C-12548
Jet Propulsion Laboratory