Development of Simulation Capability and Advanced Process Models for Rock Material, Ore, and Mineral Production

The project aims to increase knowledge of how production processes for aggregates, minerals and mining industry works and how productivity and final product quality can be improved. This knowledge can be used for design and layout of greenfield crushing plants as well as the optimization of existing processes. Proposed solutions for both novel processes and individual machines can be simulated. The goal is to develop an effective methodology and a platform for modelling and simulation that takes the time-dynamic variations and behaviours into account. A platform for simulation of crushing and comminution plants for production of aggregates, ores (sifting) and minerals in Matlab / Simulink. An extensive range of model libraries for aggregates, individual machines, production units and control systems as well as examples of pre-defined systems and processes of various types are included in the platform. The expected impact of the project is to increase productivity through increased resource utilization, decreased energy consumption, increased process yield and less waste. The total cost savings are estimated to 10-20%.

Participants

Magnus Evertsson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Gauti Asbjörnsson

Doktor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Ali Davoodi

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Simon Grunditz

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Anton Hjalmarsson

Forskningsingenjör vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Erik Hulthén

Docent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Collaborations

LKAB

Luleå, Sweden

NCC

Solna, Sweden

Sand & Grus AB Jehander

Stockholm, Sweden

Skanska

Solna, Sweden

Swerock

Hisings Backa, Sweden

Funding

Development Fund of the Swedish Construction Industry (SBUF)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2017

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016

Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2017-03-28