(SOFTWARE FOR VENTILATION NETWORKS)
With the rapid advance in the semiconductor electronics the old stories of computing and huge size computers are replaced with the highly efficient and fast processing mini and micro computers at a low cost. From 1960’s onwards digital computers have been finding increasing application in planning, designing, operating and controlling industrial systems. A computer’s great power lies in its ability toacquire, store, recall, manipulate and modify enormous volumes of data with in a fraction of seconds.The major advantages of computer-oriented approach arei). Pool proof decision making.ii). Reduction in costs.iii). Increased timeliness of results and efficiency in operationiv). Increased scientific reasoning.v). Forced quantitative thinking. Presently, every field or industry is using the computers enormously at every stage. Mining or mineral Industry is not an exception and using computers for planning, engineering and control of mines. In particular, the application of computers in solving problems of planning and design, involving the mineatmospheric environment is finding most importance. In earlier days, the Ventilation system of a mine was planned based on the experience and with the use of somethumb rules. Solving of a complex ventilation network of a mine cannot be donemanually and usage of a computer is must. Prof. Hardy-Cross (Cross, 1936; Scott and Hinsley, 1951) has developed aniterative method using computer for solving the complex ventilation networks. Based on the same algorithm, this software program called
has been developed.This software facilitates the easy drawing of the network with the help of a mouse.Modification of the network and its different parameters can be done with theoperation of different menus. Different alternatives can be tried easily and compared for better solution. The main advantage of this software program is in its being user friendly.
1.0 INTRODUCTION:1.1ABOUT VENSNET :VENSNET
(Software for Ventilation Networks) has been developed for designing underground mine ventilation systems keeping in view the present
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