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A master environmental control and mine system design simulator for underground coal mining. Volume 3 - methane generator.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(3)-76, 1974 Mar; :1-81
This report, Volume 3 of the 11-volume report on the master design simulator (MDS), describes the methane generator subsystem. This subsystem is used to determine methane emission rates into the mine environment. These flow rates are then used by the MDS in planning primary and secondary ventilation systems, planning a methane drainage system, and analyzing complex ventilation networks. Both steady-state and unsteady-state gas flows are included, and have been modeled as second order nonlinear partial differential equations. Finite difference equations are used to obtain numerical solutions to the models using a central differencing scheme. An application of the model is presented. The appendices include derivation of the gas flow equations used and a user's manual.
Underground mining; Coal mining; Environmental simulation; Methane; Mine gases; Gas flow; Rates(Per time); Finite difference theory; Computer programs; User needs; Computerized simulation; Computer applications
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 84(3)-76; Grant-Number-G0111808
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(3)-76
Pennsylvania State University
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