Continuous and discrete event simulations are often applied to study the behavior of systems with continuous and discrete flow, respectively. However, in real-life scenarios, both continuous and discrete flows can be observed within the same system. In such cases, discretization of a continuous flow system can allow modeling the system using discrete event simulation (DES) techniques. This paper presents the development of simulation scenarios to model the main transport system at an underground longwall coal mine in the Eastern US using DES. The goal of the simulation scenarios is to evaluate the impact of different stockpiling strategies and determine the capability of the system to meet long-term performance targets. Strategies to address system bottlenecks to meeting performance targets are evaluated to identify the most effective alternative.
|Journal||Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory|
|State||Published - Dec 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from Coronado Global Resources .
© 2020 Elsevier B.V.
- Continuous production systems
- Discrete event simulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Hardware and Architecture