542-0514/01 – Process equipment I (PZI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOT40 doc. Ing. Jiří Botula, Ph.D.
NEC37 doc. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.
PRO0054 Ing. Rostislav Prokeš
SME0075 Ing. Lukáš Smetana
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 28+28

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students are able to carry out a deeper theoretical analysis of sizing and sorting processes. They are familiar with the methods of mathematical modeling of sizing processes and are able to use the appropriate software equipment to design a technological scheme including its balance.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course deepens theoretical knowledge in the field of size reduction and screening, and is dedicated in particular to methods of mathematical modeling of processes of disintegration and separation of minerals with the use of software products.

Compulsory literature:

KING, R. P., C. L. SCHNEIDER a E. A. KING. Modeling and simulation of mineral processing systems. 2nd ed. Englewood, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c2012. ISBN 978-0-87335-345-8. Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems: An online tutorial for learning Modsim [online]. Mineral Technologies International, 2019 [cit. 2019-08-26]. Dostupné z: http://www.mineraltech.com/MODSIM/ModsimTraining/Software/Software.html HANGOS, K. M. a I. T. CAMERON. Process modelling and model analysis. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001. ISBN 0-12-156931-4.

Recommended literature:

DEHLING, Herold, Timo GOTTSCHALK a Alex C. HOFFMANN. Stochastic modelling in process technology. London: Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 978-0-444-52026-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Submission of computational programs from exercises


Other requirements

The student demonstrates knowledge of theoretical fundamentals of refinement and sorting processes, ability to model and design basic types of machinery with respect to technological requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Theoretical description of comminutation systems 2. Basic knowledge of modeling of comminutation processes 3. Mathematical models of comminutation processes 4. Mathematical modeling of crushing and grinding systems 5. Mathematical modeling of jaw and cone crushers 6. Mathematical modeling of ball and rod mills 7. Mathematical modeling of autogenous and semiautogenic mills 8. Theoretical description of mechanical sorting 9. Mathematical modeling of mechanical sorters 10.Theoretical description of hydraulic classification 11. Mathematical modeling of mechanical classifiers 12.Mathematical modeling of hydrocyclones 13.Software BRUNO for modeling crushing, grinding and sorting equipment 14.USIMPAC software for modeling processes  

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials PZ P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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