Dynamic modelling and simulation of semi-autogenous mills
This paper presents a dynamic simulator of the semi-autogenous grinding operation deduced from first principles coupled to an on-line parameter estimation scheme able to simulate industrial operations for control purposes. Model equations are based on conventional non-stationary population balance approach to develop the necessary dynamic model of the semi-autogenous mill operation. The model is able to predict the time-evolution of key operating variables such as product flow rate, level charge, power-draw and load position, as function of other important variables such as mill rotational speed and fresh feed characteristics. The set of ordinary differential equations was solved using MATLAB/SIMULINK as a graphic programming platform, a very helpful tool for understanding the grinding phenomenon. Using an on-line parameter estimator, the simulator was tested and validated at an 1800 t/h copper-ore mill showing the effectiveness of the system to track the dynamic behaviour of the variables. It is now being used for the study of advanced control schemes. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Título según WOS:||Dynamic modelling and simulation of semi-autogenous mills|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Dynamic modelling and simulation of semi-autogenous mills|
|Título de la Revista:||MINERALS ENGINEERING|
|Editorial:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Fecha de publicación:||2009|
|Página de inicio:||70|