Academic articles

Simulating Backfill Operations for Underground Mining


This article focuses on the simulation model that was developed for Sibanye-Stillwater’s underground platinum mining operations in Nye, MT. The model was designed to help the mining company understand how bottlenecks move through their operations, to help identify which resources are constraining underground mining production increases, and to understand where capital investments are needed in backfill operations.

Pedestrian Flow Simulation to Prove Effectiveness of Subway Barriers


In the last few years, there has been an increase in accidents involving pedestrians in the Mexico City subway. A proposed solution is to install physical barriers between platforms and tracks. The research team built an agent-based pedestrian flow simulation model to prove the effectiveness of such barriers.

Training Reinforcement Learning Policy in AnyLogic Simulation Environment Using Pathmind


In this paper, the researchers study the operations of an imaginary coffee shop with a focus on the barista’s actions. They also show how the sequence of actions affects the overall performance of the coffee shop by using reinforcement learning and simulation as its policy training environment. This model acts as a guiding example that shows the ease of applying RL in AnyLogic models using the Pathmind Library.

Modeling the Mechanisms of Friendship Network Formation


The study of friendship formation is fundamental to the study of human beings. In this paper, the research team presents an agent-based model of friendship networks grounded in the existing empirical research literature on friendship formation. The goal is to better understand what mechanisms might be influential in the formation of friendships as well as how such modeling might inform (and potentially advance) our understanding of existing empirical work.