Title

Lessons from an Underground Coal Mine Fire in Australia Using Retrospective Numerical Simulation Study

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a validation study using the mine fire simulation software package VENTGRAPH to examine and reconstruct an underground coal mine fire that occurred in Australia. This fire occurred in November 1976 at the Appin Mine. To perform this study the authors used data collected at the time of the fire, reports and information from those who were involved at the times of the incidents. There are two primary objectives in performing this kind of study. These are the validation of the simulation software and secondly learning more about and from former mine fires. The study and analysis of former fires should prove beneficial in the instruction and training of mine personnel.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Australian Coal Association

Keywords and Phrases

Australia; Ventgraph; Mine Fire Simulation Software Package; Underground Coal Mine Fire

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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