Jurgen Brune

Professor of Practice and Associate Department Head, Mining Engineering

Jürgen F. Brune

Academic Appointment and Responsibilities

2012 – Present: Colorado School of Mines
Mining Engineering Department, Research Professor

Courses include:

  • MNGN319 – Coal Mine Design
  • MNGN424 – Mine Ventilation
  • MNGN524 – Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • MNGN498/598 – Mine Safety and Health Management

Research Interests

  • Mine ventilation
  • Mine communications
  • Mine fire and explosion prevention
  • Mine refuge alternatives
  • Application of unmanned aerial systems in the mining industry
  • Remote control and automation of mining equipment

Current Research Projects

  • Development of a pneumatic mine dust sampler to sample coal and rock dust for explosibility analysis, funded by the Alpha Foundation.  $530,000, 2013 to 2015, Lead Principal Investigator
  • Explosion hazard risk analysis in longwall coal mine gobs through CFD modeling, funded by CDC NIOSH, $200,000 to $300,000 annually, 2014 to 2019, Lead Principal Investigator
  • Methane-air explosion propagation through mine rubble, physical testing and CFD modeling, funded by the Alpha Foundation, 2014 to 2015, Co-Principal Investigator

Recently Completed Research Projects

  • Characterization of methane explosion and spontaneous combustion hazards in longwall gobs,  funded by CDC NIOSH, 2009-2014, $1.36 million, Lead Principal Investigator
  • Historic analysis of methane and coal dust explosions in U.S. coal mines, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2013, $40,000, Lead Principal Investigator
  • Comparison of coal dust explosion prevention best practices in the U.S. vs. European countries and Australia, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2013, $40,000, Lead Principal Investigator

Professional Experiences

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA 2004 – 2011
    Principal Mining Engineer, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research
    Director, NIOSH Spokane Research Laboratory
    Chief, Disaster Prevention and Response Branch, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
  • CONSOL Energy, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1992 to 2004
    Manager, Business Process Improvement
    Manager, Information Systems and Technology Project
    Manager Engineering Services
    Assistant Mine Superintendent, Arkwright No. 1 Mine
  • RWE Rheinbraun AG, Cologne, Germany 1983 –1992
    Manager, Mine Planning
    Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Cologne head office

Education

Doktor-Ingenieur Bergbau (Ph. D., Mining Engineering) Technische Universität Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 1994.
Master of Science (Mining Engineering), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 1983.
Diplom-Ingenieur Bergbau (Mining Engineering), Technische Universität Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 1981.

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, mining and mineral processing engineering, Colorado license #48366
  • Registered Professional Engineer Europe (EUR-ING), license #28098, European Federation of National Engineering Associations, Brussels, Belgium
  • Registered Professional Engineer Germany license #D-2977, Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine, Berlin, Germany
  • Certified Accelerated SAP (ASAP) Software Implementation Consultant, SAP AG, Germany, 2000.
  • Certified Underground Coal Mine Foreman, State of West Virginia, USA, 1994.
  • Certified Underground Coal Mine Examiner, Mine Safety and Health Administration 1994.
  • Certified Radiation Safety Officer, Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany, 1984.
  • Certified Shot Firer (underground coal mine blasting officer), Westfälische Berggewerkschaftskasse, Dortmund, Germany, 1978.

Professional Affiliations

  • Qualified Professional Member (QP), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA),
  • Distinguished Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
  • Member, Society of Mining Professors (Sozietät der Bergbaukunde)
  • Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board, SME Mining Engineering Journal, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., Denver CO.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Surface Mining Journal, GDMB Gesellschaft für Bergbau, Metallurgie, Rohstoff- und Umwelttechnik, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany (2004 – 2011)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, Inderscience Publications, Geneva, Switzerland

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME), Class of 2011
  • CDC NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award, 2007, for research on the explosibility of methane and required strength of mine seals
    Distinguished Member, SME Pittsburgh Section

Research and Related Activities

  • Coal mine explosion prevention
  • Design of explosion resistant mine seals
  • Explosive forces from methane and coal dust explosions
  • Explosion numeric modeling
  • Mine ventilation numeric modeling and simulation
  • Mine fire numeric modeling and simulation
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling
  • Mine safety and health, education and training
  • Underground mine communications
  • Mine refuge chambers
  • Sustainable Mining

Publications

Books and Book-Like Reports:

  1. Brune, JF; Calizaya, F; Mucho, TP; Mutmansky, J; Tien, J; Weeks, JL [2007]: Final Report of the Technical Study Panel on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Materials in Underground Coal Mining, U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, December 2007:132 p.
  2. Zipf, RK; Sapko, MJ; Brune, JF [2007]: Explosion Pressure Design Criteria for New Seals in U.S. Coal Mines, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC NIOSH Information Circular no. 9500, July 2007, 84 p.
  3. Brune, JF; editor [2010]: Extracting the Science – A Century of Mining Research, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., Denver, 2010, 544 p.
  4. Anderson, C; Brune, JF; Heasley, K; Ramami, RV; VanZyl, D: SME Review Course for Professional Engineer (P.E.) Examination of Mining/Mineral Processing Engineers, SME Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Denver, 2013-2016, 1,050 p.
  5. Brune, JF [2016]: Mine Ventilation Networks Optimized for Safety and Productivity. in: Hirschi, J., editor, Advances in productive, safe, and responsible coal mining, Elsevier, in editorial review.

Patent

  1. Brune, Jurgen; Goertz, Ben; Bogin, Jr., Gregory; McDaniel, Sean; Rockley, Tyler; Soares Barreto, Flavia; Duddempudi, Vinay; Robert, Katherine and Kapela, Nick [2015]: Pneumatic Mine Dust Sampling Instrument, Publication Number 20170115188, April 27, 2017. in process. Application Serial No. 62/245,156, filed on October 22, 2015

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

* denotes graduate student working under my supervision

  1. Brune, JF; Clark, GB [1984]: Factors Affecting the Percussive Drillability of Colorado Oil Shale, International Journal of Mining Engineering, No. 2, 1984, p. 341-350
  2. Marcum R; Brune, JF [1999]: A General View of Reclamation in the United States and Western Canada, Braunkohle Surface Mining, No.2 March/April 1999, p. 237-246
  3. Mallett, L; Unger R; Lenart, P; Cole, G; Hall, E; Vaught, C; Klein, K; Beshero, D; Orr, T; May, I; Brune, J [2009]: Underground Coal Mine Map Reading Training, software package and instructions, CDC NIOSH Publication No. 2009-143c, May 2009
  4. Coleman, PJ; Brune, JF; Martini, L [2010]: Characteristics of the Top Five Most Frequent Injuries In U.S. Mining Operations, 2003-2007, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration 2010; Denver Jan 2010 326:61-70
  5. Brune, JF [2012]: Arbeitsschutz und Grubensicherheitswesen im U.S.-Amerikanischen Bergbau – Probleme und Lösungsansätze [Mine Safety and Health in the U.S. Mining Industry – Problems and Solutions; in German]; World of Surface and Underground Mining Journal, GDMB Gesellschaft für Bergbau, Metallurgie, Rohstoff- und Umwelttechnik, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, no. 6, December 2012, p. 382 – 389
  6. Brune, JF [2013]: The Methane-Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs, SME Transactions, Vol. 334, 2013, p. 376-390.
  7. Marts*, JA; J; Brune, JF; Gilmore*, R; Worrall*, D; Grubb, J [2013]: Impact of Face Ventilation and Nitrogen Inertization on Hazardous Gas Distribution in Bleederless Longwall Gobs, SME Transactions, Vol. 334, 2013, p. 71-77.
  8. Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Saki*, SA [2014]: Dynamic Gob Response and Reservoir Properties for Active Longwall Coal Mines, Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration 2015, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc., Englewood, CO, Vol. 336, pp. 129-136.
  9. Henderson*, N., Mischo, H., and Brune, J. 2014. Students mine rescue in today’s mining engineering curriculum. Mining Engineering, vol. 66, no. 2. pp. 33-37.
  10. Mischo, H, Brune, JF; Weyer J; Henderson N [2014]: Mine disaster and mine rescue training courses in modern academic mining engineering programmes, Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 114:12 p. 987-992
  11. Gilmore*, RC; Marts*, JA; Brune, JF; Saki*, S, Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2015]: Simplifying CFD Modeling of Longwall Gobs with a Modular Meshing Approach, Mining Engineering, Vol. 67, No. 3, March 2015, pp. 68-72, and Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration 2015, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc., Englewood, CO, pp 34-38.
  12. Brune, JF; Grubb, JW; Bogin Jr., GE; Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Saki*, SA [2015]: Lessons learned from research about methane explosive gas zones in coal mine gobs, J. Mining and Mineral Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2016, p. 155 – 169.
  13. Fig*, MK; Bogin, Jr., GE; Brune, JF; Grubb, JW [2016]: Experimental and numerical investigation of methane flame propagation in cylindrical tubes. Part I. Effects of scaling from laboratory to large-scale field studies. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Vol. 41, p. 241-251
  14. Saki*, SA; Brune, JF; Gilmore*, RC; Bogin, GE; Jr., Grubb, JW; Marts*, JA [2017]: CFD Study of Face Ventilation Effect on CH4 in Returns and EGZs in Progressively Sealed Longwall Gobs, J South African Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), v. 117 March 2017, p. 257-262, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2017/v117n3a7
  15. Rawlings, L; Brune, JF; Mischo H [2016]: Collegiate Mine Rescue: Universal Benefits, Glückauf Mining Report 152 (2016) No. 4, p. 289-293, http://mining-report.de/english/collegiate-mine-rescue-universal-benefits/
  16. Mischo, H; Weyer, J; Becker S; Brune, JF [2016]: Mine emergency response and rescue training courses in modern academic mining engineering programs, Glückauf Mining Report, v. 152 (2016) No. 4, p. 295-303 http://mining-report.de/english/mine-emergency-response-rescue-training-courses-modern-academic-mining-engineering-programs/
  17. Lolon*, SA; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Saki*, SA; Juganda*, A [2016]: Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation on the Longwall Gob Breathing, Int J Min Sci Technol 2017, Vol. 27, Issue 2, March, 2017, p. 194-198, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2017.01.025
  18. Brune, JF and Saki, SA [2017]: Prevention of gob ignitions and explosions in longwall mining using dynamic seals, Int J Min Sci Technol., online 12 July 2017, 5 p., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2017.06.026
  19. Brune, JF [2017]: What can go wrong with mine refuge chambers? Problemstellungen beim Einsatz von Fluchtkammern im Untertagebergbau. Glückauf Mining Report 153 (2017) No. 4, p. 377-383

Currently in peer review:

  1. Fig*, MK; Bogin, Jr., GE; Brune, JF; Grubb, JW [2016]: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Methane Flame Propagation Through Simulated Gob, J. Loss Prevention in the Process Industries in peer review, as part 2 of a two-part manuscript.
  2. Halim, AE and Brune, JF [2018]: Do refuge chambers represent a good strategy to manage emergencies in underground coal mines? JSAIMM submitted for peer review 9/2017

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Marcum, R; Brune, JF [1998]: Die Rekultivierungsstandards der USA [Surface Mine Reclamation Standards in the USA], Rekultivierungskongreß Köln/Brauweiler 1998, University of Cologne, Germany, May 1998, p. 83-96 [in German]
  2. Brune, JF; Aman, JP; Kotch, M [1999]: Developments in Longwall Ventilation, 8th U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium, University of Missouri, Rolla 1999, p. 7-11
  3. Brune, JF; Baker, DR [2000]: High-Performance Longwall Mining at CONSOL Energy, Second International Colloquium High-Performance Longwall Mining, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2000, p. 31-46
  4. Brune, JF; Baker, DR [2002]: Rapid Development of Longwall Entries and Associated Mains, First International Symposium Rapid Mine Development, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2002, p. 499-518
  5. Yuan, L; Smith, AC; Brune, JF [2006]: Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on the Ventilation Flow Paths in Longwall Gobs, Proceedings, 11thS. / North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, State College; PA 2006, p. 591 – 598.
  6. Trevits, MA; Smith, AC; Brune, JF [2007]: Remote Mine Fire Suppression Technology, Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, 28-29 September 2007, Beijing, China. 117-125
  7. Zipf, RK; Brune, JF; Thimons, ED [2009]: Explosion Pressure Design Criteria For Seals In U.S. Coal Mines – An Update On Work At NIOSH, Proceedings of the Ninth International Mine Ventilation Congress, Delhi, India, November 2009, Panigrahi DC, ed., New Delhi, India: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2009; pp. 123-132
  8. Brune, JF; Sapko MJ [2012]: A Modeling Study on Longwall Tailgate Ventilation, Proceedings, 14th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2012, 121-126.
  9. Brune, JF [2012]: Dissipating the heat inside mine refuge chambers, Proceedings, 14th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2012, 297-304
  10. Van Zyl D; Chanda M; Brune, J [2013]: WFEO Task Force: Environmentally Sound Engineering Practices and Technologies in Mining, 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI), Milos, Greece, July 2013
  11. Gilmore, RC; Marts, JA; Brune, JF; Saki SA [2014]: CFD Modeling Explosion Hazards – Bleeder vs. Progressively Sealed Gobs, 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Sun City, South Africa, Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, p. 47-53
  12. Marts*, J; Gilmore*, R; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., G; Saki*, S; Grubb, J [2014]: Accumulations of Explosive Gases in Longwall Gobs and Mitigation through Nitrogen Injection and Face Ventilation Method, Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS) 2014 – 6th International Symposium “High Performance Mining”, Aachen, Germany 2014, p. 347 – 358
  13. Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Marts*, JA; Saki*, SA; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2015]: Gob Ventilation Modeling on HPC platforms using GPU/CPU Combinations, 37th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM), Fairbanks, AK, 2015, p. 904 – 910
  14. Goertz*, B; Brune, JF; Parmar*, A; McDaniel*, S, Rockley*, T; Soares*, F [2015]: Development of a Mine Dust Sampling Instrument for use in Underground Coal Mines, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Blacksburg, VA; June 2015
  15. Lolon*, SA; Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Zipf Jr., RK; Juganda*, A; Saki*, SA [2015]: Effects of Decreasing Barometric Pressure on Explosive Gas Zones in Bleeder Ventilated Longwall Gobs, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; 2015, p. 439 – 444
  16. Brune, JF; Grubb, JW; Bogin, Jr., GE; Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Saki*, S [2015]: A Critical Look at Longwall Bleeder Ventilation, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; 2015, p. 427 – 432
  17. Saki*, S.A.; Brune, J.F.; Bogin Jr., G.E.; Gilmore*, R.C.; Grubb, J.W.; Zipf, R.K.; Marts*, J.A. [2015]: Gob Ventilation Boreholes Design Optimization for Longwall Coal Mining, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; 2015, p. 453 – 460
  18. Grubb, JW; Brune, JF; Zipf Jr., RK; Bogin Jr., GE; Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Saki*, S; Lolon*, SA [2015]: Managing the Risk of Spontaneous Combustion in Underground Coal Mines, 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; 2015, p. 547-554
  19. Zhiteneva*, V; Brune, JF; Mischo, H, Weyer, J; Simon, A [2016]: Reiche Zeche MineWater Geochemistry, International Mine Water Association 2016 Annual Conference, Leipzig, Germany
  20. Brune, JF [2016]: Mine Data Communications: Distilling Data into Information. Keynote presentation, Wetterkolloquium Symposium FreibergBau, Freiberg, Germany, October 2016
  21. Weyer J; Lee*, J; Brune, JF [2016]: Versuchsstand Luttenleitungen; Wetterkolloquium Symposium FreibergBau, Freiberg, Germany, October 2016
  22. Brune, JF [2016]: What can go Wrong with Mine Refuge Chambers? Wetterkolloquium Symposium FreibergBau, Freiberg, Germany, October 2016
  23. Lolon*, SA; Brune, JF; Bogin, Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Juganda, A [2017]: Gob Breathing in a Bleeder-Ventilated Longwall Panel. 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, June 2017
  24. Juganda*, A; Brune, JF; Bogin, Jr., GE; Grubb, JW and Lolon*, SA [2017]: CFD Modeling of Longwall Tailgate Ventilation Conditions. 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, June 2017
  25. Fig*, M; Bogin, Jr., GE; Brune, JF; Grubb, JW [2017]: The Effect of Environmental Factors on the Propagation of Methane Flames in the Longwall Gob. 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, June 2017
  26. Goertz, B; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Robert, K; Kapela, N and Duddempudi, V [2017]: Development of a Mine Dust Sampling Device for use in Underground Coal Mines,16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, June 2017
  27. Strebinger*, C, Fig*, M, Pardonner, D, Treffner, B, Bogin, Jr., G.E., and Brune, J.F. [2018]: Investigating High-Speed Deflagrations through Rock Rubble Resulting from Methane Gas Explosions in Confined Spaces. 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2018. (Abstract submitted)
  28. Juganda, A*, Brune, JF, Bogin, Jr., GE, Strebinger, C*, Fig, M* [2018]: Comparing the Use of CFD Modeling and Ventilation Network Software to Analyze Airflow Distribution Around Longwall Panels. 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2018. (Abstract submitted)
  29. Brune, JF and Gilmore RC [2018]: Explosive Testing of Rock Dust Dispersibility for Coal Dust Explosion Prevention. 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress 2018.
  30. Zarrini, A; Elsherbeni, A and Brune, JF [2018]: Directional of Arrival Tag Response for Reverse RFID Localization, 2018 International Applied Computational Electromag-netics Society (ACES) Symposium, March 24–29, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA (submitted)

Theses and Dissertation

  1. Brune, JF [1981]: The Major Factors of Influence on the Rock Cutting Process in Rotary Drilling, Diplom Thesis, Technical University Clausthal, Germany, 1981, 124 p.
  2. Brune, JF [1983]: Drillability Studies in Oil Shale, Master of Science Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 1983, 333 p.
  3. Brune, JF [1994]: Der Betrieb von Grossabsetzerkippen in Tagebauen nach Regelprofilen bei hohem Anfall vorwiegend bindiger, weicher Lockergesteinsmassen am Beispiel des Tagebaus Hambach der Rheinbraun AG [Operation of Large Spreader Dumps in Surface Mines with High Amounts of Soft, Cohesive Soils in Rheinbraun AG’s Hambach Mine], Doctoral Dissertation, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany 1994 [in German], 159 p.

Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses by Students Advised:

  1. Marts*, J [2015]: Nitrogen Injection in Progressively Sealed Longwall Gobs and the Formation of a Complete and Dynamic Seal, PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, 2015, 190 p., sole advisor
  2. Gilmore*, RC [2015]: Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Underground Coal Longwall Gob Ventilation Systems Using a Developed Meshing Approach, PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015, 280 p., co-advisor G. Bogin, Jr.
  3. Saki*, SA [2016]: Gob Ventilation Borehole Design and Performance Optimization for Longwall Coal Mining Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016, 172 p., co-advisor G. Bogin, Jr.
  4. McDaniel*, KH [2017]: A New Methodology to Evaluate Critical Fire Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Vehicular Road Tunnels, PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017, 188 p., sole advisor
  5. Lolon*, SA [2017]: Computational Modeling of Barometric Pressure Fluctuation Effects on Explosive Methane-Air Mixtures in a Longwall Mine Gob, PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017, 173 p., co-advisor G. Bogin, Jr.
  6. Enright*, CA [2017]: Urban Emergency Medical Response vs. Mining Emergency Medical Response: A comparative Study, MSc Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017, 51 p., sole advisor
  7. Goertz*, B [2017]: Identifying Improved Control Practices, Regulations and Research to Prevent Coal Dust Explosions in the United States, MSc Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017, 72 p., sole advisor
  8. Juganda*, A [2017]: CFD Modeling of Air Flows and Formation of Explosive Gas Mixtures at a Longwall Face, MSc Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017, 100 p., co-advisor G. Bogin, Jr.

Non-Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Monaghan, W, Brune, JF; Smith, AC [2007]: Determining the Root Causes of Flame Cutting and Welding Fires in Underground U.S. Coal Mines, Proceedings of the National Coal Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13-15, 2006. Denver, CO: Mining Media, Inc., 2006 Jun; :1-9
  2. Zipf, RK; Brune, JF; Thimons, ED [2009]: Progress toward improved engineering of seals and sealed areas of coal mines, 2009 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, February 22-25, Denver, Colorado, preprint 09-102. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2009;
  3. Marts*, J; Brune, JF; Gilmore*, R; Worrall, D; Grubb, J [2013]: Impact of Nitrogen Inertization on Methane Distribution in Bleederless Longwall Gobs, SME Preprint TP13-044, SME 2013 Annual Meeting, Denver, February 2013.
  4. Gilmore*, RC; Marts*, JA; Brune, JF; Grubb, J [2013]: Control of Explosive Zones in Longwall Gobs through Nitrogen Injection, Proceedings, World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canadian Institute for Mining, August 2013
  5. Brune, JF [2014]: The Methane-Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs, preprint no. 14-053, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  6. Brune, J; Goertz*, B; Stein A; Roper M [2014]: Through-The-Earth Communications Testing at the CSM Edgar Experimental Mine, preprint no. 14-098, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  7. Brune, JF; Goertz*, B [2014]: A Review of Mine Explosion Prevention Best Practices and necessary new Research in Light of the Upper Big Branch Disaster, preprint no. 14-096, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  8. Henderson*, N, Mischo, H; Brune, JF [2014]: The Role of Student Mine Rescue Training in Today’s Mining Engineering Curriculum: A Case Study Establishing a Student Mine Rescue Team at the University of Freiberg, Germany, preprint, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  9. Brune, JF; Goertz*, B [2014]: WiFi Communications Testing at the CSM Edgar Experimental Mine, preprint no. 14-117, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  10. Gilmore*, RC; Marts*, JA; Brune, JF; Saki*, S, Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2014]: An Innovative Meshing Approach to Modeling Longwall Gob Gas Distributions and Evaluation of Back Return Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, preprint no 14-154, SME 2014 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  11. Anderson*, M, Brune, JF; Hermülheim W [2015]: Comparison of Coal Mine Emergency Management and Rescue Practices in Germany and the United States, preprint no. 15-074, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  12. Pomeroy*, C; Brune, JF; Weyer J; Mischo, H [2015]: Modeling Leakage though Utilization of Modern Software for a Historical Silver Mine, preprint no. 15-099, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  13. Brune, JF; Grubb, JW; Bogin Jr., GE; Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Saki*, SA [2015]: Lessons learned from research about methane Explosive Gas Zones in coal mine gobs, preprint no. 15-073, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  14. Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Saki*, SA; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2015]: Optimizing Nitrogen Injection for Progressively Sealed Panels, preprint no. 15-093, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  15. Gilmore*, RC; Marts*, JA; Brune, JF; Saki*, S, Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2015]: Impact of Regulator Settings on The Formation of Explosive Gas Zones in Bleeder Ventilated Longwall Gobs, preprint no. 15-086, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  16. Saki*, SA; Marts*, JA; Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW [2015]: CFD Study of Face Ventilation Effect on Tailgate Methane Concentration and Explosive Mixture of Gob in Underground Longwall Coal Mining, preprint no. 15-001, SME 2015 Annual Meeting, Denver
  17. Duddempudi*, V; Goertz*, B; Soares Barreto*, F; Bogin, GE; Jr.; Brune, J [2016]: Development of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for the Design of Pneumatic Dust Sampling Device. Preprint no. 16-148, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  18. Lolon*, S, Brune, JF; Gilmore*, RC; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Saki*, SA; Juganda*, A [2016]: CFD studies on the phenomenon of gob breathing induced by barometric pressure fluctuations. Preprint no. 16-154, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  19. Mull*, A; Weyer J; Mischo, H; Brune, J [2016]: Mine Stopping Construction and Leakage. Preprint no. 16-150, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  20. Gilmore*, RC; Brune, JF; Lolon*, SA; Saki*, SA; Juganda*, A; Zipf RK; Grubb, JW [2016]: Explosive Gas Zone Formation in Underground Coal Longwall Bleeder Ventilated Gobs with an Adjacent Panel using CFD Modeling. Preprint no. 16-159, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  21. Fig*, M, Bogin Jr., GE; Brune, JF; Grubb, JW; Gilmore*, RC [2016]: Methane flame propagation simulation from semi-confined spaces to longwall Gobs – model development and validation. SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016. Paper was submitted but not included in preprints due to an error by the publisher
  22. Saki*, SA; Brune, JF; Bogin Jr., GE; Grubb, JW; Gilmore*, RC; Lolon*, SA [2016]: Optimization of Gob Ventilation Borehole Completion Parameters. Preprint no. 16-058, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  23. Enright*, CA; Harman*, CS; Brune, JF [2016]: Advanced Life Support in the Mining Environment. Preprint no. 16-153, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  24. Verma*, A; Brune, JF [2016: Face ignitions in US coal mines and prevention technologies. Preprint no. 16-132, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  25. Zhiteneva*, V; Brune, JF; Mischo, H, Weyer J; Simon A [2016]: Water Quality of Reiche Zeche Teaching Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. Preprint no. 16-063, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  26. Brune, JF [2016]: Mine Ventilation Monitoring – Comparing Best Practices in Australia, Germany and the United States. Preprint no. 16-141, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  27. Mull*, A; Weyer, J; Mischo, H; Brune, J [2016]: Mine stopping construction and leakage; Preprint no. 16-150, SME 2016 Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ February 2016.
  28. Strebinger*, C, Fig*, M, Blackketter, K, Walz, L, Bogin, Jr., GE, Brune, J, and Grubb, J [2017]: Effect of Simulated Longwall Coal Mine Gob Conditions on the Burning Velocity of Premixed Methane-Air Combustion. Preprint no. 17-048, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  29. Lolon*, SA, Brune, JF, Bogin, Jr., GE, Grubb, JW, and Juganda*, A [2017]: Evaluation of Explosive Methane-Air Mixture Leakage from the Gob Due to Atmospheric Changes. Preprint no. 17-062, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  30. Juganda*, A, Brune, JF, Bogin, Jr., GE, Grubb, and Lolon*, SA [2017]: CFD Modeling of Longwall Tailgate Ventilation Condition. Preprint no. 17-021, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  31. Rockley*, T; Rattmann, L; and Brune JF [2017]: Improving Modern Mining Methods for Moderately Inclined Tabular Deposits, Preprint no. 17-138, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  32. Fuellenbach, C; Brune, JF and Mischo, H [2017]: Research of the Injury Rates in Selected Mining Sectors and the Economic Benefits of Mine Safety Improvements, Preprint no. 17-106, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  33. Brune, JF and Saki SA [2017]: Prevention of Gob Ignitions and Explosions in Longwall Mining Using Dynamic Seals, Preprint no. 17-046, SME 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  34. Mischo H and Brune JF [2017]: Computer Simulation Programms in Mine Rescue Education and Training, on the Example of Student Mine Rescue Teams, Society of Mining Professors Annual Meeting, Torino, Italy, July 2 – 6, 2017, 13 p.
  35. Strebinger*, C, Fig*, M, Pardonner, D, Treffner, B, Bogin, Jr., G.E., and Brune, J.F., “Investigating High-Speed Deflagrations through Rock Rubble Resulting from Methane Gas Explosions in Confined Spaces”. SME Annual Conference and Exhibit 2018. (Abstract)
  36. Juganda, A*, Brune, J.F., Bogin, Jr., G.E., Strebinger, C*, and Fig, M*, “Comparing the Use of CFD Modeling and Ventilation Network Software to Analyze Airflow Distribution Around Longwall Panels”. SME Annual Conference and Exhibit 2018. (Abstract)
  37. Fig*, M, Strebinger, C*, Bogin, Jr., G.E., and Brune, J.F., “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Gob Location on Methane Flame Front Propagation Velocity and Pressure Rise in Cylindrical Vessels”. SME Annual Conference and Exhibit 2018. (Abstract)

Formal Research Reports

  1. Brune, JF; Goertz*, B; Wood CA [2013]: Lessons Learned from Mine Disasters: New Technologies and Guidelines to Prevent Mine Disasters and Improve Mine Safety, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2013, 101 p., http://mistti.cet.edu/assets/final_task-5.1-report.pdf
  2. Goertz*, B; Brune, JF; Wood CA [2013]: Identifying Improved Control Practices and Regulations to Prevent Methane and Coal Dust Explosions in the United States, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2013, 111 p., http://mistti.cet.edu/assets/final_task-5.2-report.pdf
  3. Brune, JF; Grubb, JW and Bogin, jr., GE [2014]: Computational Fluids Dynamic Modeling for Underground Mines, research final report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, Contract Number: 200-2009-31409, August 2014.
  4. Brune, JF; Grubb, JW; Bogin Jr., GE [2014]: Computational Fluids Dynamic Modeling for Underground Mines, CDC NIOSH Contract Number: 200-2009-31409, Research Opportunity: Mine Ventilation and Safety Research and Capacity Building, 2014, 139 p.
  5. Bogin Jr., GE; Brune, JF [2015]: Combustion Modeling of Explosive Gas Zones in Longwall Gobs, Grant No. AFSTI14-2, Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety; Health, Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0129, Augusty 2015, 51 p.
  6. Zipf, RK, Gilmore* R and Brune, JF [2016]: Relative Dispersibility Experiments of Rock Dust at the Colorado School of Mines Edgar Mine, CDC NIOSH Contract Number254-2015-M-87914, 42 p
  7. Brune, JF; Goertz*, B; Robert*, K and Bogin, jr., GE [2016]: Development of a New Rock Dust Sampling Instrument, Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Mt. Vernon, VA, Grant Number: AFC113-01, peer reviewed and accepted, https://www.alpha-foundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AFC113-01_CSM_FinalReport_Approved.pdf.
  8. Brune, JF; McDaniel, KH; Enright, C and Zurhorst, M [ 2017]: Fire Emergency Preparedness at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels, CO. Colorado Department of Transportation, February 2017, https://www.codot.gov/programs/research/pdfs/2017-research-reports/tunnel-fire/view

Other Papers

  1. McDonald, CW; Brune, JF [1999]: Performing to a Higher Standard, World Coal, September 1999, p. 39-44
  2. Schiffbauer, W; Brune, JF [2006]: Coal Mine Communications, American Longwall Magazine, August 2006
  3. Gilmore*, RC; Marts*, J; Brune, JF; Saki*, S, Grubb, J; Worrall*, D [2012]: Reducing the Danger of Methane in the Gob with Nitrogen Injection, World Coal May 2013, pp. 45 – 50.
  4. Henderson*, NR; Mischo, H; Brune, JF [2014]: Student mine rescue in today’s mining engineering curriculum, Mining Engineering, 2014, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 33-37
  5. Brune, JF [2014]: Industry View: A Clear and Present Danger, World Coal, Februar 2014, p. 14.
  6. Brune, J.F. (2014). The methane-air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs, SME Mining Engineering online exclusive feature article, January 31, 2014, http://me.smenet.org/docs/Publications/ME/Issue/FEB_WEB_ONLY_FEATURE.pdf

Invited Presentations by Jürgen Brune

  1. Surface Mine Reclamation Standards in the USA; Rekultivierungskongreß Köln/Brauweiler 1998, University of Cologne, Germany, May 1998, invited by conference organizer, Dr. N. Möhlenbruch, to present mine reclamation overview for United States surface mines
  2. High-Performance Longwalling and Roadheading in Hard Coal Mining, Minetime Düsseldorf, Germany, 1999 (invited by conference organizers to present longwall mining technology and safety aspects in the U.S.)
  3. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software in the Mining Industry, Mining Engineering Graduate Seminar, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, February 2004, invited by Prof. K. Dagdelen)
  4. Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley: How Corporations Can Employ Business Process Management to Achieve Real Benefits. Industry Summit on Mining Performance, The Pennsylvania State University, Pittsburgh, August 2004 (invited by conference organizer, Prof. A. Schissler)
  5. Coal Mine Communications, First International Mining Health and Safety Symposium, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling WV, 2006 (invited by conference organizer, J. D. McAteer)
  6. Coal Mine Seal Testing, Second International Mining Health and Safety Symposium, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling WV, 2007 (invited by conference organizer, J. D. McAteer)
  7. An Overview of the Research Program at the NIOSH Spokane Research Laboratory, Northwest Mining Association Annual Conference, Spokane WA; December 2007 (invited by conference organizer, L. Skaer)
  8. NIOSH Mining Health and Safety Research with Special Consideration of Dust Explosions, presentation to the OSHA Region X Managers Conference, Spokane, WA; April 2008 (invited by conference organizer, D. Ikeda)
  9. The NIOSH Mining Safety and Health Research Program, presentation to the National Coalition of Black Lung and Respiratory Disease Clinics Conference, Sheridan Wyoming 2008 (invited by conference organizer, R. Cohen)
  10. Overview of Safety and Health Research at NIOSH, presented to the Denver Mining Club, Denver 2009 (invited by club president, G. Johnson)
  11. Control of Explosive Zones and Oxygen Penetration in Longwall Gobs through Nitrogen Injection, Invited presentation (invited by conference chair, John N. Murphy), Longwall USA; Pittsburgh, August 2013
  12. The Methane-Air Explosion Hazard in Longwall Gobs, Webinar, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Denver, July 15, 2014
  13. Sandvik International Mining Program, Short Course on Surface Mining Equipment and Operations, September 2015, Graduation Address, Leoben, Austria, October 22, 2015
  14. Mine Ventilation Monitoring in the United States, Europe and Australia: A Comparison of Best Practices, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Colorado Section, January 21, 2016
  15. Underground Mine Communications Technology, Aachen International Mining Symposium, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, May 2016
  16. Underground Mine Refrigeration and Air Cooling, Graduate Seminar, Technical University Clausthal, May 25, 2016
  17. Mine Refrigeration Design. Denver Mining Club, September 9, 2016
  18. Mine Data Communications: Distilling Data into Information. Keynote presentation, Wetterkolloquium Symposium FreibergBau, Freiberg, Germany, October 4, 2016
  19. The Room-and-Pillar Mining Method: Guest lecture to graduate students at the Technical university Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, July 11, 2017

Contact

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jbrune@mines.edu