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Proyecto SinCAR is a computer simulation model that will enable small-medium sized underground coal mines to expand safely. Previously, there has always been some level of uncertainty about how to proceed with new techniques in underground mining to cause the least danger and the most productivity. A computer simulation model written in GPSS/H simulation language has been developed to adopt a reliable correlation between the computer and the mine itself. This ability to simulate mining scenarios will lead to the introduction of new mining strategies in order to achieve optimization in production. The model provides information on individual relationships present in the mine and the effects of introducing a new variable to that environment. The precision of the resulting simulation model depends largely on the quality of data input into it, therefore the program must be correctly installed to be used to its full potential. The simulation will be created to provide valuable information on transport systems, drifting operations and haulage of the coal through the mine to the surface. The ability to model new concepts in mine engineering will enable the science of mining to develop at a far faster rate than was previously possible.

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Authors: Carbonar, Carbonar, Oviedo (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18927 ES (2000) 124 pp., EUR 19
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-8315-9
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