Marine mining presents a unique set of challenges that has resulted in R&D playing an important role within De Beers Marine. Resource constraints have driven the need to reduce the R&D concept pipeline whilst still maintaining acceptable risk levels. As a result, Physical and Numerical Simulation tools form an integral part of the Development Pipeline. The majority of R&D activities involve Multi-Phase Fluid Flow and Computational Fluid Dynamics is being used for concept exploration, risk mitigation as well as to aid understanding of Physical Simulations. In this talk, I will cover the application of Multi-Phase Flow Simulation within the De Beers Marine environment.
Dr Daniel Moeketsi and Dr. Werner Janse van Rensburg