Comparison of two simulators for belt system design

S. D. Thompson, G. T. Lineberry, A. J. Basu

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Conveyor belt haulage has become the preferred mainline transport method in underground coal mining, especially for multi-unit mines. Proper designs for belts (width and speed) and surge bins (placement, capacity, and discharge rate) are necessary to achieve efficient mine haulage. Two computer simulation models, CMBCS and BELTSIM, available for designing these parameters were compared. These comparisons included modeling, input data requirements, statistical flexibility, accuracy of simulated loading, and execution time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalMining Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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