International Symposium on Mine Mechanization and Automation, Golden, Colorado, 10–13 June 1991
Authors: H. N. Maleki (AAI)

Expert systems have found applications in a number of engineering problems within the last decade. Continuous ground control monitoring systems are currently being installed in coal mines for research purposes. This paper presents a critical evaluation of the existing expert systems and proposes a methodology for development of a practical expert system for detection of roof control problems and for allocation of secondary support. Existing mine-wide ground control monitoring systems are reviewed and shown to have potential for improving coal mine stability. Effective monitoring and data evaluation techniques need to be developed to permit cost-effective use of monitoring systems for stability evaluation.

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