Mine Design: Examples Using Simulation
Solve everyday mining problems quickly and easily by applying the computer lanaguage GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System). Part I of the book reviews mining simulation in general and describes why the GPSS/H simulation language was selected. Part II is an overview of the language itself to help you obtain maximum benefit from the mining examples, which are contained on the included CD.
Each of the 30 examples on the CD comes from a variety of mining operations (large, small, surface, underground) and includes GPSS/H progams that can be kept in a file to be run with no programming. Computer language experience isn't required, as all the programs are run by keying in a simple list of instructions. If you are more experienced with the language, you can modify one or more of the programs to suit your particular problem. All examples are interactive; you are prompted to input data for the simulation and then run the animation to view your mining operation.
Mine Design can also be used as a supplemental text for mining engineering classes, including those on mine design, mine equipment selection, and computer applications in mining. Most chapters offer numerous examples--with answers--in addition to the programs. Ease of access to the program and clear visualization of the results set this book apart from other mining texts.
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