Skeletal model for an intelligent and integrated design system for underground coal mines

A. J. Basu, G. T. Lineberry, K. F. Unrug

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An overview of the evolution of computerized mine planning and design has been given, emphasizing the need for a knowledge-based system for planning and design of underground coal mines. An outline for the development methodology and procedure has been provided. Problem structuring guidelines have been used to incorporate intelligence and integration to the design modules. A skeletal model for a mine planning and design expert system has been prescribed, and the development process has been documented in detail. A feasibility prototype has been developed to test the structure of the skeletal model and to ensure completeness of the design process. The feasibility prototype development and its contribution toward prototyping has been addressed in this paper. At present, prototype development is underway. The prototype is expected to be available for testing and implementation in early 1991.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1991
Event1991 SME Annual Meeting - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Feb 25 1991Feb 28 1991


Conference1991 SME Annual Meeting
CityDenver, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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