Grinding mill conceptual design developments

Commons-Fidge, Ian G. (2010) Grinding mill conceptual design developments. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The aim of this project was to identify problematic areas currently existing within the grinding industry and develop conceptual solution to reduce and where possible eliminate them. To achieve this, a broad investigation into the milling industry was undertaken to identify:
- Current milling equipment and processes
- Use and application of this equipment
- Industry acknowledged deficiencies and limitation
- General research and development trends relating to this limitations
- Commercial expectations of users
- Technology trends within the milling industry

Using this industry knowledge, significant problem area were identified and brainstormed for possible equipment or procedural modification which could reduce the effects of these limitations.

The conceptual designs spawned were scrutinised using a range of evaluation tools to identify ideas exhibiting genuine development potential. The concepts were tested against a range of industry considerations from:
- Operational
- Commercial
- Safety
- Environmental

Several concepts were then further developed using theoretical concept designing coupled with three dimensional solid modelling. The systems produced could offer the grinding industry solutions to long standing industry limitations as well as more efficient production with improved safety profile. Although still at a conceptual development stage, the ideas set out detail manufacturing part designs and examples of industry application. Organisations who wish to further develop these concepts are encouraged to do so.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Goh, Steven
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 04:04
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: mine equipment; grinding mill
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091004 Machining
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401999 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4014 Manufacturing engineering > 401406 Machining

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