The status of comminution simulation in Australia

McKee, D.J. and Napier-Munn, Timothy J. (1990). The status of comminution simulation in Australia. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium - comminution. 1st Annual International Comminution Symposium, Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, UK, (7-21). 13-15 September, 1989. doi:10.1016/0892-6875(90)90077-O

Author McKee, D.J.
Napier-Munn, Timothy J.
Title of paper The status of comminution simulation in Australia
Conference name 1st Annual International Comminution Symposium
Conference location Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, UK
Conference dates 13-15 September, 1989
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Symposium - comminution   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Publication Year 1990
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/0892-6875(90)90077-O
Open Access Status
ISSN 0892-6875
Volume 3
Issue 1-2
Start page 7
End page 21
Total pages 15
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The modelling of the processes of mineral comminution and the associated processes of classification is a stimulating intellectual challenge, and as a scientific activity has produced more than its fair share of publications in learned journals and conferences such as this one. However it has no practical value whatsoever, unless the models can be put to use in an industrial context.

Australian research groups, in particular the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre and the CSIRO Division of Mineral and Process Engineering, have for 25 years been leaders in the development of comminution models and their application in simulation. Steady state simulation is now a routine tool in process design and optimization. Application of these techniques has been made easier and more effective with the introduction of the JKMRC's interactive graphics based Simulator, JKSimMet, which is now in widespread use in Australia and overseas, and the CSIRO's package MINDRES.

Simulation has come of age. An important criterion for the maturity of the methodology is that it is now being routinely used by practising engineers other than those involved in its development. There are many case studies which attest to its value in assisting engineers in producing cost-effective plant designs and in modifying existing circuits to increase performance or adapt to changing feed conditions. This experience has shown that the effectiveness of simulation methodology is very dependent on the way in which it is interfaced with the problem in hand. This paper reviews the technical and commercial implementation of the technology of simulation, and describes its recent use in Australia.
Keyword Simulation
Process Design
Ball mills
SAG mills
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Non peer reviewed apaper later published as a peer reviewed paper in an issue of Minerals Engineering

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre Publications
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