Optimization of Longwall Panel Dimensions Using a Microcomputer
Singhal, Raj K.
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.
R. L. Grayson, "Optimization of Longwall Panel Dimensions Using a Microcomputer," Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), Jan 1989.
21st International Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
AIME, Soc of Mining Engineers, Littleton, CO, USA
Article - Conference proceedings
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