A computer program hoist was developed for analyzing drum-type hoists before modifying an existing system or designing a new one. Its use permits the preliminary evaluation of a system before seeking technical assistance from mine hoist designers and manufacturers. The user-friendly program accepts a variety of data and analyzes hoisting systems for any balance state. The program can be used to calculate skip capacity to yield a desired production rate, solve for drum face width, select a permissible wire rope, estimate total horsepower of the hoist plant, and estimate annual power cost. HOIST was written in BASIC for the IBM-PC for ease of program adaptation and to encourage field use on compatible systems. The program is based on accepted equations and physical relationships. Examples of manual calculations formed the basis for decision points and program branching. Data is input in the order that it would be needed if the problems were solved manually. The choices are arranged likewise.
|Number of pages||3|
|Specialist publication||Mining Engineering|
|State||Published - Feb 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology