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Projectile Generator Design For Underground Coal Mine Seal Testing, Ethan Allan Steward Jan 2021

Projectile Generator Design For Underground Coal Mine Seal Testing, Ethan Allan Steward

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"Underground coal mines have several dangers, one of the most hazardous of which is the possibility of an explosion caused by the ignition of methane gas. To reduce ventilation costs, coal mines have the option to close off abandoned areas that are no longer active with structural seals to keep an explosion from propagating into working areas of the mine. Though seals have been designed to resist the overpressure, none have been evaluated for their resistance to the impact of heavy objects. Underground explosions produce high velocity gasses that, traveling through mine openings, may propel objects in the mine at ...