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Computer simulation of ventilation in multilevel mines.
Third International Mine Ventilation Congress, June 13-19, 1984, Harrogate, England. MJ Howes, MJ Jones, eds., London, United Kingdom: The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1984 Jun; :47-51
A Bureau of Mines computer program was applied to a prediction of ventilation in a small-scale test mine and in a deep multilevel working mine. In both cases, temperature-induced natural ventilation and fan-driven, forced ventilation contributed to air movement; there was substantial agreement between predicted and measured airflow rates. It was demonstrated how the real-time capability of the program can be used to simulate the spread of a stench warning throughout a mine in which an emergency has occurred. A novel application of the program to an analysis of the methane depletion from a previously sealed gassy coal mine is also presented.
Mining-industry; Ventilation-systems; Computer-software; Computer-models; Simulation-methods
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Third International Mine Ventilation Congress, June 13-19, 1984, Harrogate, England
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