542-0958/02 – Ventilation of Deep Mines (VHD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Prokop, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Prokop, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PRO60 prof. Ing. Pavel Prokop, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The basic principles of aerodynamics are explained as a basis for understanding the process of underground air flow and ability to perform the relevant calculations and solving the mine ventilation networks.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject deals with the main and auxiliary mine ventilation, including the ventilation of dead end mine workings and the optimization of mine ventilation. The basic principles of aerodynamics are explained as a basis for understanding the process of underground air flow and ability to perform the relevant calculations and solving the mine ventilation networks.

Compulsory literature:

Míček, D.: "Ventilation and Air Conditioning of Mines and Quarries"; syllabus, VSB-TUO 2005, ISBN 80-248-0812-9 McPherson, M. J.: Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993 (Internet: http://www.eng.vt.edu/eng/mining/mcpherson/teaching.html) Hartman, H. L. et al.: Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 3rd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 1997 Tien, J.C.: Practical Mine Ventilation Engineering, Intertec Publishing Co., Chicago, 1999

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Introduction. The importance of conditioning with the procedure laid down in large depths. Definitions. Basic mathematical and physical relationships used in the cooling down 2nd The risk of an unsuitable microclimate: Effects of microclimate on humans. Methods of measurement and evaluation of microclimate. Permissible limit microclimatic conditions in our country in the world 3rd Heat balance and temperature down. Resources warming cooling winds. Degree of difficulty climate 4th Research fields of temperature: Temperature measurement of original rocks. Results VV Institute's activities, cooperation with UG CR 5th Methodology for calculating the temperature of the winds of changes: Temperature changes in vertical parts (vtažných pits). Temperature changes in the mine workings with průchodním Větřní shock. Temperature changes in separate ventilated parts. VVUU calculation methodology, UG CR, HGF VŠB - TU Ostrava 6th Air Conditioning Mining: Natural ways to improve mine microclimate (Intensification of ventilation, reducing heat and humidity, descending line winds, etc.) 7th Mechanical cooling winds of mine: Overview of techniques cooling. Possible principles and methods of cooling. Applications in mines 8th Cooling equipment with steam circulation: Parts of refrigeration equipment. Cold, compressors, evaporator, condensers, cooling winds. Fans, pumps, pipes, fittings, refrigeration equipment 9th Cooling equipment for mines: cooling systems, cooling schemes. Mobile refrigeration, stationary air-conditioned. 10th Types of cooling equipment in our mines. Requirements for refrigerant 11th Basics of designing air conditioning in mining conditions. Determination required cooling performance. Deciding on a range of air conditioning. Evaluation of cooling equipment 12th Safety regulations, returns to the issue of air in mines 13th Reducing energy requirements for air conditioning. Modern progressive mining technology to solve climate 14th News from the field of air conditioning, knowledge of conferences, seminars, thematic focused on the issue of mining conditioning

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P2111) Mining (2101V009) Mining K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646V001) Mine Surveying and Geodesy K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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