Outlet design optimization based on large-scale nonsmooth DEM simulation
2014 (English)In: Powder Technology, ISSN 0032-5910, E-ISSN 1873-328X, Vol. 253, 438-443 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We consider the application of a nonsmooth discrete element method to geometric design optimization of a balling drum outlet used in production of iron ore balls. The geometric design optimization problem is based on the need for homogeneous flow of balls from the balling drum onto a wide belt conveyor feeding a roller screen (sieve). An outlet with two design variables is investigated and the optimal shape for the given system and production flow is found by exploring the design space with 2000 simulations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 253, 438-443 p.
Nonsmooth discrete element method, Design optimization, Mineral processing, Balling drum
Other Physics Topics
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85493DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.11.046ISI: 000332430600056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-85493DiVA: diva2:693896
This project was supported by LKAB, ProcessIT Innovations, UMIT Research Lab and Algoryx Simulations2014-02-052014-02-052015-10-20Bibliographically approved