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Richard C. Gilmore, PhD Candidate

    Mechanical Engineering Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Mechanical Engineering
    Expected to be awarded by Colorado School of Mines in December, 2015
  • Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering
    Focus on Fluids and Thermal Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Spring of 2013
  • Bachelor of Science: Engineering
    Mechanical Specialty, Colorado School of Mines, Spring of 2011

Research

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling turbulence, porous media, and species transport in large scale systems with ANSYS Fluent
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) and General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) speed up[1]
  • Methane-air mixture Explosive Gas Zone (EGZ) formation and combustion
  • Chemical kinetics of soot particle formation in shock-tube reactor
  • Underground longwall coal mine ventilation simulation and safety in bleeder-ventilated gobs (Dissertation)

Publications

    [1] *†Gilmore, R.C. (Nov. 2015). Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Underground Coal Longwall Gob Ventilation Systems using a Developed Meshing Approach. PhD Dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. http://search.proquest.com/docview/1727469797
    [2] Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Lolon, S.A., Juganda, A., Saki, S.A., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Zipf, R.K., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2016). Explosive Gas Zone Formation in Underground Coal Longwall Bleeder Ventilated Gobs with an Adjacent Panel using CFD Modeling. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Phoenix.
    [3] *†Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Marts, J.A., Saki, S.A., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (May 2015). Gob Ventilation Modeling on HPC Platforms using GPGPU/CPU Combination. Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, Fairbanks, AK
    [4] *Gilmore, R.C., Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., & Saki, S. (August 2014). CFD Modeling Explosion Hazards - Bleeder vs. Progressively Sealed Gobs. 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Sun City, South Africa
    [5] *Gilmore, R.C., Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Saki, S., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (March 2015). Simplifying CFD Modeling of Longwall Gobs with a Modular Meshing Approach. Mining Engineering, 2015, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp. 68-72
    [6] Gilmore, R.C., Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Saki, S., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2015). Impact of Regulator Settings on the Formation of Explosive Gas Zones in Bleeder Ventilated Longwall Gobs. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Denver
    [7] Gilmore, R.C., Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Worrall Jr., D.M., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (August 2013). Control of Explosive Zones in Longwall Gobs through Nitrogen Injection. 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal
    [8] Gilmore, R.C., Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Saki, S., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2014). An Innovative Meshing Approach to Modeling Longwall Gob Gas Distributions and Evaluation of Back Return using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Salt Lake City
    [9] Gilmore, R., Marts, J., Brune, J., Saki, S., Grubb, J., & Worrall, D. (May 2013). Gob Explosions. World Coal Magazine, pp. 45-50. Farnham, Surrey, UK

    [10] * †Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., & Saki, S. (June 2014). Accumulations of Explosive Gases in Longwall Gobs and Mitigation through Nitrogen Injection and Face Ventilation Method. 6th Aachen International Mining Symposia, Aachen, Germany
    [11] *Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., & Saki, S. (December 2014). Dynamic Gob Response and Reservoir Properties for Active Longwall Coal Mines. Mining Engineering, 2014, Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 41-48
    [12] *Lolon, S.A., Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., Zipf, R.K., Jr., Juganda, A., & Saki, S.A. (June 2015). Effects of Decreasing Barometric Pressure on Explosive Gas Zones in Bleeder Ventilated Longwall Gobs. 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2015. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    [13] Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Saki, S.A., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2015). Optimizing Nitrogen Injection for Progressively Sealed Panels. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Denver

    [14] *Marts, J., Brune, J., Gilmore, R., Worrall, D., & Grubb, J. (September 2013). Impact of Face Ventilation and Nitrogen Inertization on Hazardous Gas Distribution in Bleederless Longwall Gobs. Mining Engineering, 2013, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 71-77
    [15] Marts, J., Brune, J., Gilmore, R., Worrall, D., & Grubb, J. (February 2013). Impact of Face Ventilation and Nitrogen Inertization on Hazardous Gas Distribution in Bleederless Longwall Gobs. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Denver
    [16] Marts, J.A., Brune, J.F., Gilmore, R.C., Bogin, G.E., Jr., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2014). Dynamic Gob Response and Reservoir Properties for Active Longwall Coal Mines. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium Annual: Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Salt Lake City
    [17] Saki, S.A., Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Brune, J.F., Bogin Jr., G.E., & Grubb, J.W. (February 2015). CFD Study of Face Ventilation Effect on Tailgate Methane Concentration and Explosive Mixture of Gob in Underground Longwall Coal Mining. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Denver

    [18] Brune, J.F., Grubb, J.W., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., & Saki, S.A. (February 2015). Lessons Learned from Research about Methane Explosive Gas Zones in Coal Mine Gobs. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Denver
    [19] *Brune, J.F., Grubb, J.W., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Zipf, R.K., Jr., Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Lolon, S.A., & Saki, S.A. (June 2015). A Critical Look at Longwall Bleeder Ventilation. 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2015. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    [20] *Grubb, J.W., Brune, J.F., Zipf, R.K., Jr., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., Saki, S.A., & Lolon, S.A. (June 2015). Managing the Risk of Spontaneous Combustion in Underground Coal Mines. 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2015. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    [21] *Saki, S.A., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Gilmore, R.C., Grubb, J.W., Zipf, R.K., Jr., & Marts, J.A. (June 2015). Gob Ventilation Boreholes Design Optimization for Longwall Coal Mining. 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2015. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    [22] Lolon, S.A., Brune, J.F., Gilmore, R.C., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., Saki, S.A., & Juganda, A. (February 2016). CFD Studies on the Phenomenon of Gob Breathing induced by Barometric Pressure Fluctuation. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Phoenix.
    [23] *Brune, J.F., Grubb, J.W., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Marts, J.A., Gilmore, R.C., & Saki, S.A. (January 2016). Lessons Learned from Research about Methane Explosive Gas Zones in Coal Mine Gobs. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering 2016, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 155-69
    [24] Saki, S.A., Brune, J.F., Bogin, G.E., Jr., Grubb, J.W., Gilmore, R.C., & Lolon, S.A. (February 2016). Optimization of Gob Ventilation Boreholes Completion Parameters. Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Symposium: Annual Meeting and Exhibit Pre-print, Phoenix.

    *Peer Reviewed
    Presentation