Comparison of mine ventilation simulation software

Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, A. Habibi, J. C. Tien

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Ventilation network modeling in mine planning dates back at least three decades, but it is not widely accepted and/or practiced until the last decade, thanks to the advent of modern computers with their increase d speed and storage space. There are at least half a dozen such modeling software packages available on the market each with different features and acceptance. This paper compares five popular software packages,- VnetPC Pro, MineVent, VentSIM Visual, VentGraph and MFIRE 3.0. A case study using Missouri S&T's Experimental Mine is conducted to compare the five software packages in features, interface, output display and user-friendliness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2012, SME 2012, Meeting Preprints
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2012, SME 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States of America
Duration: 19 Feb 201222 Feb 2012


Conference2012 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2012, SME 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySeattle, WA

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