Simulation of material flow from underground longwall systems

Ercelebi S., Ergin H.

11th European Simulation Symposium (ESS 99), Erlangen, Germany, 26 - 28 October 1999, pp.470-474 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Erlangen
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.470-474
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper simulates the production operations of an underground longwall mining system. Simulation program is designed to predict the material flow from longwall faces to the main haulage system. Equipment delay times which interrupt the production activity, and the repair times are also included in the model. Resulting delays and their effects on production rate is considered in the study.