Mining equipment safety analysis using computer modeling research tools.
NOIRS 1997 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 1997. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997 Oct; :45
NIOSH, Pittsburgh Research Center recreates and analyzes mine accidents and incidents involving mining equipment using 3D computer graphics modeling research tools. The objective is to examine, evaluate, and determine changes that need to be made to mining equipment or human interaction with the equipment to provide worker safety. Comprehensive accident or incident reports are used to developed an accurate visual 3D computer graphics representation of accidents/incident, including the equipment, environment and worker. Computer simulations are used to analyze the accident/ incident to predict equipment problems that have contributed toward the accident/incident. The human interaction with the equipment is also analyzed using simulation software. Software packages DADS and JACK are used for simulation and analysis. This paper discusses several completed examples of the use of 3D computer graphics modeling research tools, specifically with mine hoist and elevator systems and underground coal mine roof bolter machines.
Safety-monitoring; Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Safety-research; Computer-models; Models; Mine-disasters; Workers; Safety-measures; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-safety-programs; Simulation-methods; Computer-software; Underground-mining; Coal-mining
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NOIRS 1997 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium