Simulation of development in longwall coal mines

Kizil, Mehmet S., McAllister, Alex and Pascoe, Robert (2011). Simulation of development in longwall coal mines. In: Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik and Ting Ren, Proceedings of the 2011 Underground Coal Operators’ Conference. COAL2011: 11th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (91-98). 10-11 February 2011.

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Author Kizil, Mehmet S.
McAllister, Alex
Pascoe, Robert
Title of paper Simulation of development in longwall coal mines
Conference name COAL2011: 11th Underground Coal Operators' Conference
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 10-11 February 2011
Convener University of Wollongong; Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Mine Managers Association of Australia
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2011 Underground Coal Operators’ Conference
Place of Publication Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Publisher University of Woollongong
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921522161
Editor Naj Aziz
Bob Kininmonth
Jan Nemcik
Ting Ren
Start page 91
End page 98
Total pages 8
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Longwall equipment has been constantly developed and has experienced improvements in cost, efficiency and production. The effect of improvements to overall longwall capacity has put an increasing strain on development operations. Development lag causes issues within mining operations and there are substantial flow-on costs, including higher unit costs, lower production and impacts to market relations. Longwall development processes and the factors that affect productivity are examined. A development program that could be used to simulate the advance of development and production in a longwall coal mine is described. With this tool, it is hoped that mine management can effectively and efficiently respond to changes in mining conditions and combat development lag. Additionally, the simulation package can be used as an educational and demonstration tool.

The main feature of the program is to be able to accommodate differences in advance rates through the development and production panels and hence calculate and simulate a total time for both. The program allows the accommodation of changes in mining conditions as they are experienced.
Subjects 091405 Mining Engineering
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 23 Feb 2011, 08:36:20 EST by Dr Mehmet Kizil on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering