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Applications of computational fluid dynamics modelling in underground coal mines

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Computational Fluid

    Dynamics or CFD has become a

    powerful tool to assist mining

    engineers and find solutions to these problems.

    CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics

    that embraces mathematics and numerical

    solution, by computational methods, of the

    governing equations which describe the

    motion of fluid flow, the Navier-Stokes

    equations, continuity and any additional

    conservation equations, such as energy or

    species concentrations.

    Nowadays high performance computers

    are used together with sophisticated CFD

    code such as ANSYS Fluent or CFX to

    perform the calculations required to model

    the interaction of liquids and gases. For

    mining related ventilation, health and safety

    problems, this would typically require visits

    to the mine site to discuss the problem

    with the ventilation engineers and examine

    relevant data to clarify any technical issues

    before developing the CFD models. The

    base CFD model has to be validated against

    field survey data before

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Ren, T. (2013). Applications of computational fluid dynamics modelling in underground coal mines. Australian Journal of Mining, (January/February), 35-38.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2393

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 38

Issue


  • January/February

Abstract


  • Computational Fluid

    Dynamics or CFD has become a

    powerful tool to assist mining

    engineers and find solutions to these problems.

    CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics

    that embraces mathematics and numerical

    solution, by computational methods, of the

    governing equations which describe the

    motion of fluid flow, the Navier-Stokes

    equations, continuity and any additional

    conservation equations, such as energy or

    species concentrations.

    Nowadays high performance computers

    are used together with sophisticated CFD

    code such as ANSYS Fluent or CFX to

    perform the calculations required to model

    the interaction of liquids and gases. For

    mining related ventilation, health and safety

    problems, this would typically require visits

    to the mine site to discuss the problem

    with the ventilation engineers and examine

    relevant data to clarify any technical issues

    before developing the CFD models. The

    base CFD model has to be validated against

    field survey data before

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Ren, T. (2013). Applications of computational fluid dynamics modelling in underground coal mines. Australian Journal of Mining, (January/February), 35-38.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2393

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 35

End Page


  • 38

Issue


  • January/February