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A master environmental control and mine system design simulator for underground coal mining. Volume 10 - ventilation subsystem.
Ramani-RV; Owili-eger-ASC; Manula-CB
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(10)-76, 1975 Sep; :1-116
This report, Volume 10 of the 11-volume report on the master design simulator (MDS), describes the ventilation subsystem. This subsystem has the capabilities to handle (1) branches in parallel or series, (2) fans in parallel or series, (3) multiple fans, (4) methane, compressed air, or other injections into the system, (5) leakages and fixed quantities, and (6) calculations of absolute pressure at nodes. The program uses the kirchhoff junction and mesh laws, and the hardy cross iterative technique to converge to the desired accuracy in solving for the head quantity. A case study is included in the report illustrating the use of the model. The appendices comprise a user's manual and a program listing.
Underground mining; Coal mining; Environment simulation; Mine ventilation; Environmental engineering; Network analysis theory; Computerized simulation; Computer programs; User needs
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 84(10)-76; Grant-Number-G0111808
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 84(10)-76
Pennsylvania State University
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