Material models for iron ore pellets are carried out from experiment. Important material properties are the deformation behaviour during loading and a critical load measure. Simulation methods used in the project are finite element method (FEM) and smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). The final goal with the simulation models is to predict critical loading of iron ore pellets in the handling chain. The simulation models should be possible to use as a tool when developing and optimizing storing and transportation systems for iron ore pellets
The project is a PhD project at the University of Technology in Luleå (LTU) in collaboration with the Swedish mining company LKAB. The project is founded by Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Centre (HLRC).
Research student: Gustaf Gustafsson
Supervisor: Hans-Åke Häggblad
Assistent supervisor: Pär Jonsén
Industrial contact LKAB: Kjell-Ove Mickelsson