The influence of ventilation variables on the volume rate of airflow delivered to the face of long drivages

Onder M., Sarac S., Cevik E.

TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.568-574, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Auxiliary ventilation is performed by carrying intake or return air in ducts. The complete elimination of air leakage from or into the ducting system is impossible due to duct quality and numerous joints in ducting system. The auxiliary ventilation systems for long drivages often require the use of multiple fans. Fans are installed in series and separated from each other in fixed or variable lengths. There are many methods proposed for the analysis air flow problems in leaky ducts. Due to the lengthy calculations, computers are often needed to conduct the analyses. In this study, a method known as "series-parallel combination of the duct and leakage path" has been introduced and a computer program has been developed based on this method.