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11/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study was conducted to model effects of coal properties on the potential for spontaneous heating in longwall gob (mined-out) areas.
11/1/2008 - Reports of InvestigationsNIOSH experimentally investigated various factor effects on cab air filtration system performance.
A Numerical Evaluation on the Effects of Impermeable Faults on Degasification Efficiency and Methane Emissions During Underground Coal Mining9/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study uses reservoir simulations to illustrate the effects of impermeable faults on the production performance of vertical and horizontal degasification boreholes.
8/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesTo provide insights for the optimization of bleederless ventilation systems for U.S. underground coal mines, a computational fluid dynamics study was conducted to model spontaneous heating in longwall gob areas using a bleederless ventilation system.
6/1/2008 - Conference papersThe results of field tests to understand how ventilation and gob characteristics affect the spontaneous heating process causing spontaneous combustion fires in longwall or worked-out gob areas are presented.
Modeling and Prediction of Ventilation Methane Emissions of U.S. Longwall Mines Using Supervised Artificial Neural Networks2/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study proposes a principal component analysis (PCA) and artificial neural network (ANN)-based approach to predict the ventilation methane emission rates of U.S. longwall mines.
12/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesComputational Fluid Dynamics simulations were conducted to investigate the spontaneous heating of coals in longwall gob areas with different apparent activation energies and reaction surface areas. The results are reported in this paper.
Development and Application of Reservoir Models and Artificial Neural Networks for Optimizing Ventilation Air Requirements in Development Mining of Coal Seams11/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesUsing coalbed methane reservoir modeling and an artificial neural network (ANN) design for prediction and optimization of methane inflows and ventilation air requirements to maintain methane concentrations below statutory limits.
9/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThere are potential detrimental effects of capacitance charging currents during line-to-ground faults in mine power distribution systems. A representative mine power system is modeled, and simulations with faults at various locations are conducted.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH conducted a longwall methane emission and mining time study at a Pittsburgh Coalbed mine to predict emissions from a longer face, and developed and applied mathematical formulas and constants to characterize four emission contributors.