Simulation of a dragline operation in an eastern Kentucky mine

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 78, No. 882, 1985

S. BANDOPADHYAY, Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, and R.V. RAMANI, Professor of Mining Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

A computer simulation model of a dragline has beer, developed for the study of alternative dragline deployment schemes for varying geological and mining conditions. In this paper, the mathematical aspects of the model, the input data and output results are discussed. An application of the model to a coal mine in eastern Kentucky is presented.
Keywords: Equipment, Maintenance, Draglines, Computer Simulation, Coal mining, Mathematical modelling, Spoiling, Loading.