Experimental Parameter Identification For a Dynamic Model of a Continuous Rod Mill

CIM Bulletin1972
R. D. FOURNIER and H. W. SMITH, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
This paper presents the results of an investigation of a full-scale rod mill. Appropriate numerical techniques are developed for the experimental determination of the parameters of a dynamic mathematical model from steadystate data. The results confirm that this full-scale rod mill behaves similarly to laboratory-scale ball mills for which results have previously been obtained. It is noted, however, that although the model presented is adequate for predicting over-all particle size distributions, the size distributions of individual components of a multicomponent ore cannot be predicted.
Keywords: ball mill, electrical engineering, process control, residence time, University of Toronto, Ball mills, Breakage, Data, Distribution, Model, Models, Ore, Ores, Rod mills
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