Application to a total system surface mine simulator to coal stripping. Volume V: application to an Illinois mine.
Ramani RV; Bandopadhyay S; Manula CB
NTIS: PB 294-631, 1977; :1-193
The application of the open pit materials handling simulator (omphs) to a mine located in Illinois using a bucket wheel excavator (bwe) and a stripping shovel in tandem for overburden removal is described. The specific objective of the study is to demonstrate the application of the simulator to analyze mine planning and scheduling problems and to generate and analyze alternatives for increased production. On the basis of the simulations it was concluded that the maximum productive capacity of the system in raw coal was around 3,000 tons per shift. At this production level, the equipment combination and availability also satisfy the match requirements for the stripping shovel and the bwe, and the overburden and coal removal systems. Several alternatives requiring new equipment are proposed and analyzed for increasing production.
Open pit mining; Surface mining; Mining equipment; Computer assisted mining; Computerized simulation; Materials handling; Work operations; Coal mining; Coal processing
CP; Final Contract Report
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NTIS: PB 294-631
Pennsylvania State University