Skip to main content
placeholder image

Discrete event simulation of mining systems: Current practice in Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Australia is a country rich with mineral resources and is home of a large number of mineral ventures in hard rock and soft rock areas. Eastern states have a concentration of coal mines and Western Australia have a number of gold, nickel, and iron ore mines. Use of simulation (discrete event) in modelling the mining systems is commonly used during mine design phases to evaluate various operational scenarios. System modelling has been limited to large companies with a good size of technical services staff. Routine evaluation of haulage systems is done in house using computer packages such as TALPAC. A review of some of the work that has been done in Australia is presented.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Basu, A. J., & Baafi, E. Y. (1999). Discrete event simulation of mining systems: Current practice in Australia. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 13(2), 79-84. doi:10.1080/09208119908944214

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032709912

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 79

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Australia is a country rich with mineral resources and is home of a large number of mineral ventures in hard rock and soft rock areas. Eastern states have a concentration of coal mines and Western Australia have a number of gold, nickel, and iron ore mines. Use of simulation (discrete event) in modelling the mining systems is commonly used during mine design phases to evaluate various operational scenarios. System modelling has been limited to large companies with a good size of technical services staff. Routine evaluation of haulage systems is done in house using computer packages such as TALPAC. A review of some of the work that has been done in Australia is presented.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Basu, A. J., & Baafi, E. Y. (1999). Discrete event simulation of mining systems: Current practice in Australia. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 13(2), 79-84. doi:10.1080/09208119908944214

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032709912

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 79

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 13

Issue


  • 2