Adjustment of mine ventilation system parameters

Randal J Barnes, Franck Rellier

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This paper presents a new method for the objective estimation of mine ventilation system parameters from field measurements. In particular, the problem formulation, solution algorithm, and post optimality analysis are discussed. The problem solved in this paper is referred to as the mine ventilation parameter adjustment problem. It is a minimization problem using a weighted least squares best fit criterion and obeying the physical laws of conservation of flow and energy. The overall efficiency of the algorithm is exemplified by the fact that a ventilation network with hundreds of branches and thousands of measurements can be routinely adjusted on a microcomputer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 4th US Mine Vent Symp
PublisherPubl by SME
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0873350820
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventProceedings of the 4th US Mine Ventilation Symposium - Berkeley, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 5 1989Jun 7 1989

Publication series

NameProc 4th US Mine Vent Symp


OtherProceedings of the 4th US Mine Ventilation Symposium
CityBerkeley, CA, USA


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