Title

Computer and Software Use in the U.S. Coal Industry

Editor(s)

Dessureault, S. and Gangluli, R. and Kecojevic, V. and Girard-Dwyer, J.

Abstract

A survey of 1250 surface and underground coal mines across the United States was made according to a stratified sampling technique based on national coal districts. A total of 171 responses (13.7% response rate) have been returned and summarized, giving a picture of computer usage in the coal industry. Overall, 63.5% of the respondents use computers, but the percent varied from 100% for large mines to only 44.1% for small mines. As expected, a proliferation of microcomputers has pervaded the industry. Importantly, in spite of the high usage of computers in the industry, sophisticated engineering applications have not yet burgeoned.

Meeting Name

21st International Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

AIME, Soc of Mining Engineers, Littleton, CO, USA

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1989 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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