Modelling of output and power consumption in vertical shaft impact crushers
Journal article, 2008
The vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher is a commonly-used machine in aggregate production. A comprehensive understanding of the physical phenomena that influence the power consumption and the particle output of the device are essential to enable development of protocols that minimize energy consumption during rock crushing.
While natural gravel has traditionally been the main choice of material for Swedish concrete manufacturers, the number of deposits is limited due to its role as a fresh water filter. It is therefore essential to achieve a product size distribution of aggregate that is on the same order as that of natural gravel to enable its use in concrete production.
This work aims to present a model that predicts capacity, power and particle size distribution in a VSI crusher.