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Mining professionals and students can solve everyday mining problems quickly and easily by applying the computer language GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System). Part I of the book reviews mining simulation in general and describes why the GPSS/H simulation language was selected. Part II is an overview of the language itself to help obtain maximum benefit from the mining examples. Each of the 30 examples comes from a variety of mining operations (large, small, surface, underground) and includes GPSS/H programs that can be kept in a file to be run with no programming. Computer language experience isn't required as all the programs are run by keying in a simple list of instructions, but modifications can be made to one or more of the programs to suit a particular problem. All examples are interactive; user is prompted to input data for the simulation and then run the animation to view the mining operation. This book can also be used as a supplemental text for mining engineering classes, including those on mine design, mine equipment selection, and computer applications in mining. Ease of access to the program and clear visualization of the results set this book apart from other mining texts. Content: Front Matter • Preface • Table of Contents •Part I. GPSS/H and Simulation in Mining• 1. Introduction 2. A Bit about GPSS/H 3. Review of Simulation in Mining 4. Review of Simulation Models •Part II. The GPSS/H Simulation Language 5. Sample GPSS/H Programs 6. The GENERATE and TERMINATE Blocks and the START Statement 7. The TRANSFER Block 8. The PUTSTRING and PUTPIC Statements and Writing to Files 9. The ADVANCE Block 10. QUEUE and DEPART Blocks 11. Seize and Release Blocks 12. ENTER and LEAVE Blocks 13. The CLEAR, RESET, and RMULT Statements 14. Functions 15. More on Standard Numerical Attributes: Arithmetic in GPSS/H 16. The TEST Block 17. GPSS/H Supplied Functions 18. Parameters, the LOOP Block, and the EQU Statement 19. Tables in GPSS/H 20. Savevalues 21. Logic Switches and Gates 22. Other Forms of the TRANSFER Block 23. Ampervariables; DO Loops; GETLIST Statements; IF GOTO, HERE, and LET Statements 24. The SELECT and COUNT Blocks 25. Matrices 26. Variables, Expressions, and the PRINT Block 27. Boolean Variables 28. The BUFFER Block 29. The SPLIT Block 30. Assembly Sets and the ASSEMBLE, GATHER, and MATCH Blocks 31. Macros 32. Other GPSS/H Blocks •Part III. Examples on the CD Appendices Index • About the Author • Mine Design: Examples Using Simulation
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Surgul is an administrative unit known as “Union Council” of Kohat District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
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