Abstract: The influence of the Haizhou Open Pit Mine on the atmospheric flow
in nearby Fuxin City in China was analyzed with the aid of the steady-state
Navier-Stokes equations. The finite element method was used to obtain numerical
solutions to these equations. The results showed that the Haizhou Open Pit Coal
Mine contributes to the turbulent flow in the Fuxin City and its surroundings.
However, when compared with the climatic effects, the open pit mine has a
relatively small impact on the atmospheric flow over Fuxin.
Keywords: numerical simulation, turbulence, finite element method, open pit coal mine