Mining process simulation modeling will be discussed. A particular emphasis will be on the oil sands. The concept of a ‘Model for Life’ will be presented. The details in the model are consistent with the phase of the project. The first model for a project would be fairly high level/macro. As more detail and accuracy are required in estimates of capital and production, the detail in the model is increased. When the project in operating, more detail is added to reflect the operating details. Ultimately, special projects may require particular features to study detailed process features.
Examples with animations are included.
Process, Simulation, facility planning, Mine, Oil sands