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MULSIM/PC-a personal-computer-based structural analysis program for mine design in deep tabular deposits.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9325, 1992 Jan; :1-56
This Information Circular presents the MULSIM/PC system of numerical modeling computer programs developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. This system consists of four programs: PREMUL, the preprocessor or mesh generator; MULSIM/PC, the actual numerical modeling program (number cruncher); MUL3D, a three-dimensional postprocessor; and MUL2D, a two-dimensional postprocessor. These programs were specifically designed to operate on IBM-compatible (MS-DOS-based) personal computers for easy transfer of this technology to the mining industry and academia. MULSIM/PC uses a subvariation of the boundary-element method, namely, the displacement-discontinuity technique, for linear-elastic geomechanical analysis of mine plans in one or two parallel underground tabular deposits. Results calculated by this technique include stresses and displacements as they relate to changing mine geometries and materials. In addition to describing the MULSIM/PC program and its features, and providing a detailed example model, this report also documents the associated preprocessing and post-processing programs that are part of the MULSIM/PC system. User's guides for all the programs are contained in the appendixes following the main report.
Mining-industry; Computer-software; Geology; Computer-models; Room-and-pillar-mining; Coal-mining
IH; Information Circular
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9325
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