Location

Rolla, MO

Session Start Date

6-11-1999

Session End Date

6-17-1999

Keywords and Phrases

Monitoring Airflow Rate; Macroscopic Characteristics; Ventilation Network; Ventilation Transition Diagram; Evacuation Route; Non-steady Flow

Abstract

This paper presents a navigation system for spatio-temporal control of mine ventilation network to help keep miners safe in mine emergency situations such as mine fire, spontaneous combustion, and gas emission. The system is composed of sensors, computer simulation and binary controllers. The ventilation sensors are placed in specific branches of the ventilation network to monitor ventilation parameters such as air velocity. The Horonai coal mine, Hokkaido, Japan is used as an example to illustrate the applicability of the navigation system as on and in providing a safe evacuation route and to estimate the time interval to achieve steady airflow on and in determining distribution in the network.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Appears In

U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium

Meeting Name

8th U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-11-1999

Document Version

Final Version

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Navigating System for Ventilation Network Spatio-Temporal Control

Rolla, MO

This paper presents a navigation system for spatio-temporal control of mine ventilation network to help keep miners safe in mine emergency situations such as mine fire, spontaneous combustion, and gas emission. The system is composed of sensors, computer simulation and binary controllers. The ventilation sensors are placed in specific branches of the ventilation network to monitor ventilation parameters such as air velocity. The Horonai coal mine, Hokkaido, Japan is used as an example to illustrate the applicability of the navigation system as on and in providing a safe evacuation route and to estimate the time interval to achieve steady airflow on and in determining distribution in the network.