An Intelligent Supervising System for the Operation of an Underground Mine

  • Felisa M. Cordova University of Santiago of Chile, USACH Department of Industrial Engineering Ecuador 3769, Santiago, Chile.
  • Lucio Canete University of Santiago of Chile, USACH Department of Industrial Engineering Ecuador 3769, Santiago, Chile.
  • Luis E. Quezada University of Santiago of Chile, USACH Department of Industrial Engineering Ecuador 3769, Santiago, Chile.
  • Fernando Yanine University of Santiago of Chile, USACH Department of Industrial Engineering Ecuador 3769, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

This paper presents a conceptual model for an Intelligent System built to support the scheduling for an underground mine in order to supervise its operation. The system is composed by a Simulation Model linked to a Knowledge Based System designed by means of hierarchical, colored and temporal Petri Nets. Simulation Model allows simulating the operation of the production, reduction and transport levels in the mine. Knowledge Based System is activated by events produced in daily operations and yields the results of registered events and the actions taken to solve the problem, generating operation rules. The proposed model allows different types of mine operations and scenarios providing data for decision-making. The system helps to evaluate different policies for programming the activities in the mine thus seeking to enlarge the equipment productivity. The model also allows the feasibility assessment of the Daily Master Plan based on the input data of the simulation model.

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Published
2008-09-01
How to Cite
CORDOVA, Felisa M. et al. An Intelligent Supervising System for the Operation of an Underground Mine. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 259-269, sep. 2008. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/article/view/2394>. Date accessed: 02 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2008.3.2394.

Keywords

Intelligent System, Discrete Event System Modelling, Cognition and Control, Knowledge Based System, Petri Nets