Computer simulation of the Bond Grindability test

Kathleen Lewis, Michael Pearl, Peter Tucker

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A new Bond grind ability test method was developed which not only significantly
reduces the experimental testwork involved by the traditional technique but also implicitly provides the necessary data for as many product sizes that are required. The new method is based on a computer simulation which closely parallels the traditional method. A population balance model of size reduction forms the kernel of the simulator. This model is based on a well-known mathematical representation
of the comminution process which has been adapted specifically for the
traditional Bond mill. The development of the model is discussed in detail and
the simulation methodology outlined. The simulation results. are presented and
compared with results obtained using the traditional method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-206
JournalMinerals Engineering
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • Minerals Processing
  • Computer Simulation


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