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A mathematical model simulating flow of methane and water in coal mine systems.
NTIS: PB/209-273 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries, 1972; :1-39
This report covers the development of a mathematical model that describes the flow of methane only and methane and water in a coalbed during mining operations. The flow of methane gas from a coalbed that is being actively mined cannot be measured accurately and must be predicted from the known properties of the bed. In general most underground structures have water associated with them; the system to be studied may be single phase (methane gas) or two phase (methane and water). Because the geometry is complex and the fluids have variable properties as functions of pressure and concentration, the differential equations describing the system are not amenable to analytic solutions but must be solved numerically using high-speed computers. The model discussed in this report solves the flow equations for one- or two-phase flow in a heterogeneous anisotropic coalbed.
Mining-industry; Mathematical-models; Coal-mining; Methanes; Mine-gases; Coal-gas; Gases; Underground-mining; Water-analysis
CP; Final Contract Report
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NTIS: PB/209-273; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Int'l Computer Appl., Ltd.
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