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A master environmental control and mine system design simulator for underground coal mining. Volume 1 - executive summary.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(1)-76, 1975 Dec; :1-31
This report is Volume 1 of an 11-volume report on a dynamic general purpose computer simulation model for underground coal mining. The master design simulator (MDS) has a wide range of possible applications in the design and evaluation of underground coal mining systems from the standpoints of health and safety, productivity, and mine environment. The MDS consists of nine free-standing, function- oriented subsystem models linked together into an integrated, comprehensive model of an entire mining system. The subsystems comprising the MDS include geology and reserves, methane generation, roof support, subsidence, production, rail haulage, cost, water generation, and ventilation. This volume of the report contains a statement of the purpose and scope of work, and provides an overview of the MDS with a brief description of each subsystem. Also included is a discussion of several areas of application for the MDS.
Underground mining; Coal mining; Environment simulation; Mine ventilation; Mine haulage; Underground supporting; Mine gases; Subsidence; Production models; Cost engineering; Subsurface drainage; Systems engineering; Engineering geology; Computerized simulation; Computer applications
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 84(1)-76; Grant-Number-G0111808
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(1)-76
Pennsylvania State University
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