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Study of Mine Fires and Mine Ventilation, Part I, Computer Simulation of Ventilation Systems Under the Influence of Mine Fires; USBM Contract No. S0241032
  • Published Date:
    9/14/1977
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Study of Mine Fires and Mine Ventilation, Part I, Computer Simulation of Ventilation Systems Under the Influence of Mine Fires; USBM Contract No. S0241032
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    The existing computer programs for the simulation of ventilation systems under normal ventilation conditions are reviewed and a suitable program for including the influence of mine fires is selected. New pro- gram parts are written for the consideration of methane productions in coal mines, heat and gas productions of mine fires, temperature and air composition changes in ventilation systems, and the ventilation forces resulting from the latter. Other program parts are provided for the detection of danger zones and reversed air currents and for the inclusion of recirculated air currents in the network analysis. Existing program and new program parts are combined, The resulting new program can be used for a multitude of assignments. It is designed for the practical ventilation engineer and should be applicable to all types of ventilation emergency plans, in particular mine fire plans. The organization of the program and its mathematical basis are described. A FORTRAN IV listing and several flow diagrams are included. Eight executed examples are discussed, input and output for these examples explained. Storage requirements and execution times are estimated.

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