Mining Contract: Safety Aspects of Mine Ventilation Through Technical Development and Training
Better software code would allow mines to design safer face ventilation systems and give the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) a tool to check and approve a mine’s proposed ventilation plan. This research develops a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code for simulation and design of face ventilation systems along with a three-dimensional model of flow behavior in the longwall gob area.
Contract Status & Impact
This capacity-building contract is ongoing.
The purpose of capacity-building contracts is to help build the capacity of our nation’s workforce to address critical safety and health problems in U.S. mines by producing graduates with advanced degrees in mining and minerals engineering, and to help develop tenure-track faculty performing research in these areas. Applications for these competitive grants are announced as part of NIOSH OMSHR’s Broad Agency Announcements and are submitted by a Principal Investigator at a U.S. institution offering an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering.
For further information on capacity-building contracts, please submit a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
- The Critical Ventilation Velocity in Tunnel Fires - A Computer Simulation
- Development and Application of Reservoir Models and Artificial Neural Networks for Optimizing Ventilation Air Requirements in Development Mining of Coal Seams
- MFIRE - 3.0.30
- MFIRE Users Manual Version 2.20
- Modeling and Prediction of Ventilation Methane Emissions of U.S. Longwall Mines Using Supervised Artificial Neural Networks
- Modernization and Further Development of the NIOSH Mine Emergency Response Training System (MERITS), Phase 1
- Safety, Health, and Ventilation Cost Benefit Optimization with Simulation and Control
- Specialized Fortran Computer Programming and Analysis Services to Upgrade Capability of MFIRE Program
- Study of Mine Fires and Mine Ventilation: Part I, Computer Simulation of Ventilation Systems Under the Influence of Mine Fires
- Virtual Reality to Train and Assess Emergency Responders
- Page last reviewed: 10/7/2014
- Page last updated: 10/7/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program