Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM417 - Advanced Mine Ventilation & Modelling (2019)

Back | Download as PDF
MODULE TITLEAdvanced Mine Ventilation & Modelling CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM417 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 5
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Module content covers subjective & theoretical elements (ventilation words & concepts, underground hazards & ventilation economics) and mathematical elements (airflow, ventilation thermodynamics & psychometry.)

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES - CSM1257, CSM2178, CSM3043

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module extends understanding of engineering principles in relation to the environmental conditions that are encountered in the workplace and the application of these principles to the ventilation of underground excavations and surface facilities.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Recall or recognise most of the facts, concepts and techniques of the syllabus plan.

2. Analyse data within contexts covered in the syllabus with some guidance, using the majority of techniques covered in the syllabus plan.

3. Transform data and concepts towards a clearly specified purpose and produce designs to problems within contexts explained within the syllabus plan.

4. Conduct observations of the condition of the working environment or a ventilation system with minimal guidance.

5. Understand the factors that influence the condition of the working environment or the operation of ventilation systems.

6. Recognise that there are inconsistencies or errors in data and methods.

7. Identify solutions to complex problems that are similar to those covered in the syllabus plan.

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

8. Make use of the majority of resources that support the syllabus plan.

9. Choose a design method from the syllabus plan.

10. Conduct calculations correctly, neatly and be able to comment whether the answers make sense.

 

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

11. Independent learning skills are used for solution of worksheet problems.

12. Develop Group working skills through implementation of the experiments conducted at a local minesite

13. Develop data-handling skills through critical evaluation of a design problem and produce, to a strict deadline, detailed recommendations/reasoned arguments for an appropriate solution.

14. Develop report-writing skills.

15. Develop IT skills and become familiar with specialist mine ventilation software.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Fan Engineering -

Ventilation System Management – management plans, risk assessment and project economics.

Coal Mine Hazards & Control – gas drainage, outbursts & windblasts, spontaneous combustion & management, coal mine legislation, coal mine ventilation planning & practice.

Metalliferous Mine Hazards & Control – refrigeration design & heat exchangers, ionising radiation, metalliferous mine legislation, metalliferous mine ventilation planning & practice.

Illumination in mines.

Mine Design Ventilation Software.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 55.00 Guided Independent Study 95.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 33 Lectures on the Theory with integrated tutorials
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 15 Introduction to Ventilation Software
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 7 Field Classes Practical mine ventilation survey observations and analysis
Guided independent study 95 Private Study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
No formative assessment.      
Lectures and tutorials used to support summative assessment.      

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 50 2 hrs 1-3,10,12-15 Examination Mark
(Individual Assignment) Ventilation system design using computer software (eg VentSim) 30 2000 words 4-7, 12-15 Written

(Individual Assignment) Underground Ventilation Observations

20 1000 words 4-7, 8-9, 12-15 Written

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Summative Assessment Additional Summative Assessment As Summative assessment August Ref/Def Period
Examination Additional Examination As Summative Examination August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of coursework 50% and/or 1 examination 50%.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa The Ventilation of South African Gold Mines Cape and Transvaal Printers 1974 [Library]
Set The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa Environmental Engineering in South African Mines Cape and Transvaal Printers 1982 [Library]
Set McPherson M.J Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering Chapman and Hall 1992 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1257, CSM2178, CSM3043
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 08 October 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mining Ventilation