Title

Optimization of Longwall Panel Dimensions Using a Microcomputer

Editor(s)

Singhal, Raj K.

Abstract

A menu-driven, linear-programming-based, user friendly computer program was developed to assist mine managers in determining optimal longwall panel dimensions for a given set of operating conditions. A sensitivity analysis must be performed by varying key mining and configurational parameters over an expected, practical range during the optimization process. Results from analysis of a base case mine indicated that no single combination of longwall panel length and face width is optimal for all operating situations. Each mine manager must therefore look closely at his operating situation and determine the proper dimensions to minimize total mining cost.

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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