Modeling and optimization of complex ore pretreatment by disintegration in autogenous mills

The study aims to optimize multi-component polymineral ore mixture ratio after coarse grinding by the criterion of autogenous mill productivity gain. The influence of grain-size composition, as well as physical and mechanical properties of multi-component polymineral ore mixture on autogenous mill productivity are determined using the crushing laws are determined, the effect of the material constitution of the mixture components on the physical and mechanical properties is revealed, and the elements of ore mixture algorithm are developed. The optimization model is elaborated for the polymineral ore mixture ratio in autogenous milling. The optimization model can increase the number of milling bodies and decrease the difficult size grade, which further on can ensure the autogenous mill productivity gain. The model was used as a framework of the productivity control algorithm. The outlines are proposed for the autogenous mill productivity control algorithm by means of iron ore ratio adjustment in the ore mixture as a mathematical model. Since automated control system of ore pretreatment circuit at the studied factory is incompletely equipped with required sensors to provide sufficient information for the mixture making optimization, the mathematical model was simplified. This model will be further used as a framework for the autogenous mill productivity control algorithm.

Keywords: autogenous mill, multi-component ore mixture, complex ore, ore mixture making optimization, productivity, density, coarseness.
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Melekhina K.A.,Ananyev P. P., PlotnikovaA. V., TimofeevA. S., Shestak S.A. Modeling and optimization of complex ore pretreatment by disintegration in autogenous mills. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(10):95-105. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-10-0-95-105.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2020
Page number: 95-105
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 004.942, 622.7, 622.795
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-10-0-95-105
Article receipt date: 10.03.2020
Date of review receipt: 21.06.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.09.2020
About authors:

K.A. Melekhina1, Research Assistant, e-mail:,
P.P. Ananyev1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), General Director, e-mail:,
A.V. Plotnikova1, Deputy General Director, e-mail:,
A.S. Timofeev, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Senior Researcher, Institute of Problems of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of Russian Academy of Sciences, 111020, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:,
S.A. Shestak, Chief Specialist of Technical Department of Technical Management, Kola MMC JSC, Zapolyarny, Russia, e-mail:,
1 Association of Subjects of Innovative Activity in Mining Industry «Innovative Mining Technologies», Moscow, Russia.

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K.A. Melekhina, e-mail:


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