The Complete Model of Wet Air Analysis in Mine Ventilation Design (CMWAA Method)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Mining Engineering, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

2 Faculty of Mining, Petroleum & Geophysics Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran.



The ventilation design of mines is based on fluid dynamics. Air is the main fluid in mining ventilation. This fluid is analyzed by two models: incompressibility and compressibility. The air-fluid in the compressibility model is examined in two models of dry and wet air along with thermal analysis. This paper argues that a number of presented parameters in the common thermodynamic analysis of mine ventilation should be modified. Accordingly, issues of the Earth's true gravity acceleration, potential energy difference, the specific heat capacity of air at constant pressure and volume, enthalpy difference of air, the average volumetric mass of dry air, and the amount of output moisture are rechecked. Therefore, a new method is presented in this paper for correcting thermodynamic equations in mine ventilation design. The name of this method is the Complete Model of Wet Air Analysis (CMWAA method). The results of this paper show that the CMWAA method can accurately perform thermodynamic analysis of air-fluid in mine ventilation without requiring a specified evaporation rate in mine networks, with minimal iteration of calculations.


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