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User's manual for MFIRE: a computer simulation program for mine ventilation and fire modeling.
Chang X; Laage LW; Greuer RE
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9245, 1990 Jan; :1-171
MFIRE is a computer simulation program that performs normal ventilation network planning calculations and dynamic transient- state simulation of ventilation networks under a variety of conditions. The program is useful for the analysis of ventilation networks under the influence of natural ventilation, fans, fires, or any combination of these, MFIRE simulates a mine's ventilation system and its response to altered ventilation parameters such as the development of new mine workings or changes in ventilation control structures, external influences (varying outside temperatures), and internal influences (fires). Extensive output enables detailed, quantitative analysis of the effects that the alteration will cause to the ventilation system. The program was developed at Michigan Technological University (MTU), Houghton, MI with support from the Bureau of Mines. A personal computer (PC) version of the program was completed under contract for the Bureau by MTU. The purpose of this report is to document the installation and use of the PC version of the program MFIRE.
Mining-industry; Computer-software; Underground-mining; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Mine-fires
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9245
Page last reviewed: November 26, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division