Mining Contract: Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling for Underground Mines
A better understanding is needed of the exact behavior of longwall ventilation—specifically, the ventilation of bleeder and bleederless gobs, where flammable or explosive concentrations of methane are known to exist. This research expands on previous work on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and uses FLUENT code to develop a modeling and predictive tool for mine ventilation.
Contract Status & Impact
This capacity-building contract is complete. To receive a copy of the final report, send a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
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.
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- Degasification System Selection for U.S. Longwall Mines Using an Expert Classification System
- Investigation into the Practical Use of Belt Air at US Longwall Operations
- Knowledge Management and Transfer for Mine Emergency Response
- Lowering Respirable Dust at an Iron Ore Concentrator Plant Through Improved Ventilation Practices
- Probabilistic Modeling Using Bivariate Normal Distributions for Identification of Flow and Displacement Intervals in Longwall Overburden
- Smoke Reversal Interaction with Diagonal Airway - Its Elusive Character
- Technology News 448 - Improving the Performance of Longwall Gob Gas Ventholes
- Testing and Evaluation of an Inflatable Temporary Ventilation Control Device
- Underground Gob Gas Drainage During Longwall Mining
- Page last reviewed: 9/4/2014
- Page last updated: 9/4/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program