This book develops the theoretical treatments of subsurface ventilation to provide thorough understanding of the fundamental mechanisms, to comprehend the limitations of approximate methods and reasons for those limits and to provide the knowledge and tools necessary for the encouragement of original thinking and new ideas.
The book is useful for mining, civil and mechanical engineers involved in enterprises requiring heating, ventilating or airconditioning. The treatment reflects the move away from traditional methods of system design towards computer based techniques. - Australian Mineral Foundation
Background to subsurface ventilation and environmental engineering. Part 1: Basic principles of fluid mechanics and physical thermodynamics. Introduction to fluid mechanics. Fundamentals of steady flow thermodynamics. Part 2: Subsurface ventilation engineering. Subsurface ventilation systems. Incompressible flow relationships. Ventilation surveys. Ventilation network analysis. Mine ventilation thermodynamics. Ventilation planning. Fans. Part 3: Gases in the subsurface. Gases in subsurface openings. Methane. Radiation and radon gas. Part 4: Heat and humidity. Psychrometry: the study of moisture in air. Heat flow into subsurface openings. Simulation of climatic conditions in the subsurface. Physiological reactions to climatic conditions. Refrigeration plant and mine air conditioning systems. Part 5: Dust. The hazardous nature of dusts. The aerodynamics, sources and control of airborne dust. Part 6: Fires and explosions. Subsurface fires and explosions. Index.