COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING 2019
Computational modelling is the use of fundamental physical equations to predict the behaviour of complex systems. Techniques include Discrete Element Modelling (DEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Methods (FEM).
Due to rapid increases in computing power, it is now possible to carry out highly sophisticated and realistic simulations of scientific and engineering processes. Computational modelling has become an indispensable adjunct to the traditional modes of investigation via theory and experiment, and is increasingly viewed as ‘a peer methodology to experiment and theory’.
Computational modelling provides engineers with the ability to study systems in ways that are often not possible with experiments. This can be because of the difficulty in carrying out measurements within the systems, an inability to change the experimental input parameter independently or simply because of the cost involved in building an experimental system. In order to be able to use computational modelling in this way we need to have robust models that we trust and which can be solved efficiently.
The aim of this conference is to bring together both users and developers of computational modelling from academia and industry to share their knowledge and expertise.
This conference is aimed at the full spectrum of people involved in computational modelling in minerals processing, from model development, validation and all the way through to application.
The specific areas include:
- Model development and computational techniques
- Modelling of minerals processing unit operations
- Optimisation of plant and circuit operation and design
- Experimental validation including novel experimental techniques