Evaluation and forecasting model for metal-nonmetal mining research needs: model development for computer-assisted technology.
McClelland-JJ; Rider-JP; Mitchell-Dubaniewicz-J; Schnakenberg-GH
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9390, 1994 Jan; :1-14
The U.S. Bureau of Mines formed a team in 1991 to begin developing a long-range research plan for computer-assisted mining that would benefit the metal-nonmetal mining industry. This report details the team's accomplishments, specifically, development of a model that identifies metal-nonmetal mining research needs that could be addressed by the application of automation technology. The report also provides a summary of automation needs and applications based on visits with mining company representatives. The status and future direction of this work is also presented.
Forecasting; Mineral-industry; Mathematical-models; Decision-making; Databases; Industrial-engineering; Network-analysis-management; Mining-research; Computer-applications
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9390