Archives for minerals and process industries

CFD Modelling of Biological methanation in bubble column reactors

Read how the advanced multiphase capabilities of Ansys Fluent (combining hydrodynamics with mass transfer and chemical reaction) are being used to model 3D bioreactors and used as inputs to validate simpler 1D models suitable for process design and optimisation using simpler, computationally faster models.

Guest Blog by CSIRO: Multiphase CFD in Minerals & Metal Processing

Multiphase flows form the basis of many important processes in the mineral processing, metal production, energy and chemical process industries. This guest blog from CSIRO describes how CFD modelling can be used to better understand these industrial processes, improve performance and develop new novel processes. Examples given include gas-liquid, gas-solid and gas-liquid-solid flows.

Integration of Rocky DEM + Ansys for Particle-Fluids systems

Rocky is a powerful, 3D DEM program that quickly and accurately simulates particle behaviour within bulk materials handling systems used across a variety of industries including mining and minerals processing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agricultural and any industry dealing with particulate systems or solids handling applications. Some keys features include: an extensive library of realistic...

Predicting Liner Wear in a SAG Mill using Rocky DEM coupled with ANSYS CFD

LEAP will be in Melbourne at the 2nd Int'l Symposium on Computational Particle Technology to showcase exciting new modelling work that has been completed recently using Rocky DEM and ANSYS CFD to predict liner wear in a semi-autonomous grinding (SAG) mill, using ANSYS CFD to model the effects of slurry flow within the mill on liner wear and particle breakage.

(Part 2) 10 Useful Tips on selecting the most appropriate multiphase flow CFD models

As we discussed in our previous post, the first step when  tackling a multiphase CFD problem is to identify the key characteristics of your physical system.  Once you've done this (using our checklist if you are still new to multiphase CFD), you can begin to make informed decisions on what multiphase modelling approaches to use....

Webinar: Overview & Recent Advancements in Multiphase Flow Modelling with Dr. Markus Braun, ANSYS Inc

In advance of his visit to Australia in December, LEAP Australia is pleased to announce a webinar to be conducted by Dr. Markus Braun on Wednesday November 14th at 4pm AEDT (Syd/Mel daylight savings time).  This webinar will provide an overview of multiphase flow modelling techniques and discuss recent advancements that impact the use of...

10 questions to ask yourself when tackling your first (or a new) Multiphase CFD project

By virtue of the many physical processes we are often attempting to simulate in a virtual environment, CFD can be a complex beast.  To accurately account for all real-world behaviour, the CFD engineer must consider the applicability of a large number of physical effects, including complex turbulence, compressibility, various modes of heat transfer and, last...

Learn from the Expert: Training in Multiphase Flow Modelling with Dr. Markus Braun, ANSYS Inc.

LEAP Australia is pleased to announce a visit to Australia by Dr Markus Braun, Team Leader, Multiphase Development, ANSYS Inc.  Dr. Braun will be presenting a two-day course in Melbourne on Multiphase Flow Modelling, in conjunction with his visit to the 2012 CSIRO Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries.   The training will be...