A variable-volume, head-dependent mine water filling model

Banks, D. (2001) A variable-volume, head-dependent mine water filling model. Groundwater, 39(3), pp. 362-365. (doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2001.tb02319.x)

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Abstract

Current simple mine water filling models suffer from two drawbacks: (1) they often do not account for variations in mine void volume with depth; and (2) they assume that recharge to the mine is approximately constant. The Mine Water Filling Model (MIFIM) presented here rectifies these drawbacks by presenting the concept of effective area (Ea) in a lookup table and assigning deep ground water inflows a conductance whereby inflow varies in inverse proportion to mine water head, once the mine water level exceeds the level of the water inflow. The MIFIM concept may be readily programmed in a computer spreadsheet environment, with simple graphical output. The approach is particularly suited to mines in low permeability rock, with a limited number of discrete inflow features.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Mr David
Authors: Banks, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Groundwater
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0017-467X
ISSN (Online):1745-6584
Published Online:13 December 2005

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