Modelling of verticle spindle mills. Part 1: Sub-models for comminution and classification

Shi, Fengnian, Kojovic, Toni and Brennan, Matthew (2014) Modelling of verticle spindle mills. Part 1: Sub-models for comminution and classification. Fuel, 143 595-601. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.10.085

Author Shi, Fengnian
Kojovic, Toni
Brennan, Matthew
Title Modelling of verticle spindle mills. Part 1: Sub-models for comminution and classification
Journal name Fuel   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-2361
Publication date 2014-11-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.10.085
Open Access Status
Volume 143
Start page 595
End page 601
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract A new mechanistic model for vertical spindle mills (VSM) has been developed by Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) at the University of Queensland. Unlike the previous work in the literature, which treats the VSM as a “black box”, the present work incorporates two sets of variables in the model: (1) the coal specific property, and (2) the machine specific variables. The VSM model is presented in two parts/papers. The first part presents the sub-models for comminution and classification in the VSM. The second part describes the integration of the sub-models to simulate industrial scale E-Mill, MPS and CKP mills. The sub-models include mill power prediction, size specific energy calculation, size dependent breakage function, product size distribution estimation, elutriation classification and gas cyclone classification. The coal breakage property was measured with a JKFBC grinding device and modelled using a size-dependent breakage function. The machine specific variables include mill geometry, air classifier geometry, coal feed rate, primary air flow rate, air temperature, air pressure, grinding table rotational speed, mill spider hydraulic load and mill power draw. These variables are incorporated in the comminution and classification functions based on physical principles.
Keyword Coal
Vertical spindle mills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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