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Application of a total system surface mine simulator to coal stripping. Volume III: equipment selection models.
Ramani-RV; Iroegbu-M; Manula-CB
NTIS: PB 294-629, 1976; :1-216
The application and limitation of the various equipment available for surface coal mining are discussed. The correction factors for adjusting equipment performance arising from machine design, material characteristics, and modes of operation are presented. Engineering design, pit layout, and equipment selection are discussed with mathematical derivations. Two computer programs were written to aid in pit design and equipment selection. One can be used to select the bucket size and reach of shovels and draglines for various pit widths. It will also calculate the number of drills, loading shovels, trucks, and bulldozers needed to achieve a production target. The second program can be used to select the number of bulldozers, scrapers, and front-end loaders needed to achieve the desired production.
Mining; Coal mining; Surface mining; Mining equipment; Machinery; Equipment design; Equipment reliability; Equipment operation; Machine operation; Computer programs; Decision making
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 294-629
Pennsylvania State University
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