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Network modelling of underground mine layout: two case studies

Doreen A. Thomas, Marcus Brazil, David H. Lee, Nicholas C. Wormald
2007 International Transactions in Operational Research  
We describe a mathematical network model and the modelling features of our two software tools for designing underground mine layouts that minimise associated costs.  ...  An efficient decline is found using the Decline Optimisation Tool (DOT TM ).  ...  We acknowledge the collaboration of Hyam Rubinstein, Jia Weng and Peter Grossman in the development of the design tools described in this paper [Brazil et al., 2000] , [Brazil et al., 2003] .  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1475-3995.2007.00579.x fatcat:dviq5cgulzcy5mcbojvujrwm3q

Pre-incident planning of fires in underground hard rock mines: old and new risks

Rickard Hansen
2021 Australian Journal of Emergency Management  
A better knowledge of pre-incident planning in underground mines would improve the safety of personnel.  ...  When performing fire modelling, empirical models could be used to complement other modelling tools.  ...  A better knowledge of pre-incident planning in underground mines would improve the safety of personnel.  ... 
doi:10.47389/36.4.68 fatcat:o34kchofbzf7rhirvbujlldxsu

Logistic evaluation of an underground mine using simulation

Marcelo Moretti Fioroni, Letícia Cristina Alves dos Santos, Luiz Augusto G. Franzese, Josiane Cordeiro Seixas, Bruno Salomão Penna, Gerson Mendes de Alkmim
2014 Rem : Revista Escola de Minas  
This paper describes a logistic study about an underground gold mine, belonging to AngloGold Ashanti, where four different layout options could be applied to the tunnels, and also different transportation  ...  Each evaluated layout had its own configuration for shaft and truck fleets.  ...  This study showed us the capacity of simulation software to model and represent traffic issues found in underground mines.  ... 
doi:10.1590/0370-44672014670181 fatcat:rrnqadymijeufpf5pc3saf7ipq

Introduction to theInterfacesSpecial Issue on Operations Research in Mining

Alexandra Newman, Andres Weintraub
2014 Interfaces  
Grossman et al. develop two software tools, PUNO and DOT, for optimally designing the tunnel system (or access) layout in an underground mine.  ...  In addition, the authors' tool reveals new options through which the engineers' original designs could be improved.  ... 
doi:10.1287/inte.2014.0735 fatcat:padpo4d3t5f7fdmnlastsdxrbu

Evaluation of Work Positions used by Continuous Miner Operators in Underground Coal Mines

J. R. Bartels, C. C. Jobes, J. P. DuCarme, T. J. Lutz
2009 Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting  
and workplace layout and could impact equipment design and selection for improved worker safety.  ...  The data gathered defined operator cues and work positions for the cutting and tramming phases of remote controlled continuous mining machines used in underground coal mines.  ...  The mining industry now has a tool to design work practices and section layout. The study could also influence equipment design or selection for improved worker safety through training.  ... 
doi:10.1177/154193120905302017 fatcat:a3b3tt7lffdqthb4qpg3ksnlsa

Presidential Address: Optimization in underground mine planning- developments and opportunities

C. Musingwini
2016 Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy  
into account such aspects as mining methods used, access to the orebody, personnel and material handling, ventilation, water, power, and other technical requirements, such that mine planning can be undertaken  ...  These are the main reasons why there is a lack of extensive optimization algorithms and commercial software packages for underground mining, and why most of the work on optimization in underground mine  ... 
doi:10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n9a1 fatcat:cme37pkok5f7tjgohy4go4pqxi

Review of GIS-Based Applications for Mining: Planning, Operation, and Environmental Management

Yosoon Choi, Jieun Baek, Sebeom Park
2020 Applied Sciences  
Three types of GIS-based studies, namely studies on mine planning, operation, and environmental management, were examined to describe the role of GIS as a decision-making support tool in mine development  ...  Because the use of GIS is appropriate for spatial data management related to ore deposits and mine environment conditions at various scales, the applications of GIS-based methods in mine development could  ...  , with both making use of GIS tools.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10072266 fatcat:6lqxcri5ofbjrmqhqkx2iheij4

Unexmin: A New Concept To Sustainably Obtain Geological Information From Flooded Mines

L. Lopes, N. Zajzon, S. Henley, C. Vörös, A. Martins, J.M. Almeida
2017 Zenodo  
The UNEXMIN project is developing an autonomous robotic system that can explore and map flooded underground mines, gathering new geological data from locations that are now inaccessible for human exploration  ...  In the on-going development phase software and hardware tools for navigation, 3D mapping and data processing are being created.  ...  The software and hardware tools are being developed, tested and adapted specifically for flooded underground mine environments, where an uncommon combination of conditions must be overcome (e.g. low visibility  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1095546 fatcat:5slyaz5tdbf6xal7fnosvrcivm

Mine Productivity Issues: A Case Study of Mopani Mindola Subvertical Mine, Zambia

Jairo Ndhlovu, copperbelt university
2020 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
The study was based on the data collected at MSV mine site through underground field visits, verbal deliberations with personnel in different departments of the mine who shaded more light on the productivity  ...  The study concluded that in order to improve MSV productivity and production, firstly, supervision of operations and maintenance needs to be well optimised, secondly, technology innovations and enhancement  ...  use AutoCAD-based mine design software called Amine is the perfect tool for all underground mine surveyors.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv9is040299 fatcat:htbbpikk7rgmjhypxuhrkuiema

Global Mine Productivity Issues: A Review

Jairo Ndhlovu, Peter R K Chileshe, Copperbelt university
2020 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
The study concluded that in order to improve productivity and production, firstly, supervision of operations and maintenance needs to be well optimised, secondly, technology innovations and enhancement  ...  Global mine productivity issues are of high importance in mining industry and thus, every single effort must be put in place at every mining stage if continuity flow of ore and profitability is to be achieved  ...  tool for all underground mine surveyors.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv9is050071 fatcat:tjx2hltoxjh75jn6ztupvvr3ou

Page 25 of AMC Journal Vol. 78, Issue 2 [page]

1992 AMC Journal  
A system layout can extend for miles within a mine and, with modems, provide access from re- mote locations via telephone.  ...  Monitoring System Fire protection, centralized environ- mental monitoring and machine control in underground mines are improved with advanced software and other new fea- tures available with DAN Systems  ... 

A Wireless LAN and Voice Information System for Underground Coal Mine

Yu Zhang, Wei Yang, Dongsheng Han, Young-Il Kim
2014 Sensors & Transducers  
A testing system for voice communication was constructed in tunnels of an underground coal mine, which was used to actually test the wireless voice communication subsystem via a network analysis tool,  ...  In this paper we constructed a wireless information system, and developed a wireless voice communication subsystem based on Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) for underground coal mine, which employs  ...  Such a system can significantly improve the management level, productivity and safety of the workers for underground coal mine production.  ... 
doaj:191a44a0b3844ad7a3aaf1feb900e4c9 fatcat:5owvpco2abhefivsckvgnrdo7u

SIMULATING OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS ON MINE COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

Brandon Friedenstein, Charl Cilliers, Johann Van Rensburg
2018 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
Compressed air systems are one of the most significant energy users on mines, with a contribution of about 20 per cent to the total electrical energy consumption on a mine.  ...  Kriel used simulation to estimate the performance of energy projects on mine compressed air systems [13] . The KYPipe GAS software tool was used to develop simulation models for these systems.  ...  Mines make use of control valves at underground sections to adjust the pressure at individual mining stations independently [20] .  ... 
doi:10.7166/29-3-2049 fatcat:66nnplj2brgf3jxgs6sltcymjq

Decline design in underground mines using constrained path optimisation

M. Brazil, P. A. Grossman, D. H. Lee, J. H. Rubinstein, D. A. Thomas, N. C. Wormald
2008 Mining Technology  
This procedure has been automated in a new version of a software tool, Decline Optimisation Tool, DOT TM .  ...  In this paper we focus on the problem of optimising the design of an underground mine decline, so as to minimise the costs associated with infrastructure development and haulage over the life of the mine  ...  on prototype versions of DOT2, and supplying us with real mine data to test DOT2.  ... 
doi:10.1179/174328608x362668 fatcat:hyf2m5kxtjcfxmpqsskkfhjc2m

Considerations in planning and implementing massive underground mines at depth

P. J. Bartlett
2010 Mining Technology  
This paper examines the time that it has taken some major underground mines to plan and implement new mines at depth and the implications of this extended process.  ...  Gathering, interpreting and using the geotechnical data to plan and implement deep mines adds considerably to the time and uncertainty of the planning process.  ...  Mining companies and geotechnical engineers need to develop better and agreed methods to address the extended time that it can take to design, plan and implement a modern, massive, underground mine at  ... 
doi:10.1179/174328610x12820409992417 fatcat:i3gmmu6lpvegnnmp2752ofcpam
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