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Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems

An online tutorial for learning Modsim

Course software

You should be a licensed Modsim user or have the student version of Modsim that is distributed with the book Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems, by R.P. King.

We will be using the virtual laboratory in Module 10. You will need to install this on your machine. You can run Virtual lab under Windows XP, 200, NT,Me and 9x. You can download the installation from here.

Virtual laboratory


Here are a couple of useful utilities for you to download from this part of the course site. These are listed below and feel free to help yourself. You acn run these utilities under Windows XP, 2000, NT, Me and 9x.

1 SI unit converter

A conversion routine to convert from obsolete units into the SI system. You can use it also to convert back from SI to whatever system you like to use or see. This will help when you want to check the values that MODSIM displays on its data input forms. Remember that MODSIM always displays in SI units except on final output where you can choose your units in the output format. When you install this utility, I recommend that you add it to the Accessories group in your Programs folders list in Windows (that is the group where you usually find Notepad, Paint etc). You do this during the installation. Double click on Accessories in the lower frame when you are asked to select the Program Folder. This makes the utility very easy to find even if you are running another job like MODSIM. The file that you download is a self installing executable so just download it to a convenient folder on your hard drive and then run it to do the installation.. Remember, as always, to close down all applications before you do an install.


2 Graphics for Mineral Processors.

This utility allows you to plot graphs in any of six standard coordinate systems - arithmetic, linear-log, log-log, Rosin-Rammler, log-normal and logistic. These coordinate systems are described in Technical Notes 2 where you can see some examples. You can also plot truncated distributions if you know the truncation size.

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