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U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium

Auxiliary Ventilation; Duct Leakage; Leakage Coefficient; Leakage Prediction Techniques

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A Comparison Of Air Leakage Prediction Techniques For Auxiliary Ventilation Ducting Systems, A. D. Stewart Gillies, Hsin Wei Wu Jun 1999

A Comparison Of Air Leakage Prediction Techniques For Auxiliary Ventilation Ducting Systems, A. D. Stewart Gillies, Hsin Wei Wu

U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium

This paper briefly reviews prediction techniques for determination of leakage and friction along auxiliary ventilation ducting systems. In order to compare various prediction techniques that have been developed over the past, a macroscopic investigation of air leakage and friction resistance of auxiliary ventilation ducting systems has been undertaken. Measurements were conducted on 450 and 915 mm diameter fabric ducting over 100 m duct length to determine frictional resistances and the extent of leakage. Due to the high degree of accuracy required and the large volume of data that needed to be collected, electronic pressure transducers were used with computer for ...