Computer Simulation of Face Ventilation to Dilute High Methane Concentrations Developed by Blasting Oil Shale.
Proc 1st Canad Conf on Computer Applications in the Mineral Ind Balkema 1988 :605-612
In this Bureau of Mines study, a one-dimensional finite element model was used to simulate turbulent mass transfer in face ventilation of oil shale mines. The computer model was applied to study dilution of methane released by rubblizing oil shale during face blasting. A methane release function was back-analyzed from field measurements, and the finite-element model was calibrated using tracer gas characterization of full-scale face ventilation systems.
Proc. 1st Canad. Conf. on Computer Applications in the Mineral Ind., Balkema, 1988, PP. 605-612