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A master environmental control and mine system design simulator for underground coal mining. Volume 9 - water generation.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(9)-76, 1975 Sep; :1-303
This report, Volume 9 of the 11-volume report on the master design simulator (MDS), describes the water generator subsystem. This subsystem simulates the flow of water through a typical watershed- reservoir combination to predict mine drainage quantities in underground workings. The model is an integrated one that handles both the unsaturated and the saturated flow domains as a unified system. The solution of the model is achieved by numerical techniques of finite difference method coupled with finite element analysis. The water generator can be operated either as a free- standing model or in connection with the geology and reserves subsystem as a part of the MDS. A case study is included illustrating the application of the model to actual data. The appendices constitute a user's manual and a program listing.
Underground mining; Coal mining; Environment simulation; Ground water; Subsurface drainage; Liquid saturation; Finite difference theory; Finite element analysis; Computerized simulation; Computer programs; User needs; Computer applications; Mine drainage
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 84(9)-76; Grant-Number-G0111808
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(9)-76
Pennsylvania State University
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