Publications / 1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany

Simulation Analysis of Automated Earth Boring Methods

Daniel W. Halpin, Antonio A. Gonzalez-Quevedo, Simaan AbouRizk
Pages 747-754 (1991 Proceedings of the 8th ISARC, Stuttgart, Germany, ISSN 2413-5844)

Simulation offers a tool that enables the simulator to compare alternative technologies in an environment that closely models the real world. Advantages of automation from a production perspective can be established by building a simulation model and experimenting with it on the computer. This paper illustrates this by specifically simulating a liner plate tunnelling system using MicroCYCLONE, an easy-to-use simulation methodology. To compare the results we perform the same simulation experiments using SLAM II, a general purpose simulation language. Bothe simulation systems yield the same results. The advantages of CYCLONE mainly lie in its simplicity and ease of use.

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