Application to a Total System Surface Mine Simulator to Coal Stripping. Volume VI: An Application to a Modified Contour-area Mine.
Ramani-RV; Phelps-LB; Manula-CB
NTIS: PB 294-632 :220 pages
The application of the open pit materials handling simulator to a mine located in Ohio using a large stripping dragline and truck and front-end loader is described. The specific objective of the study is to demonstrate the application of the simulator to mine planning and coal production. On the basis of the simulations, it was concluded that the production from the haulback operations should be increased to accommodate improvements in both the stripping dragline's availability and mean cycle time. Several alternatives were studied for the best use of equipment if the present operating parameters could not be improved.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 294-632
Pennsylvania State University