A baked anode is a complex material, that results from the mixing and baking of different petrol coke grains, with different size distributions, with a pitch. A preliminary study (ICSAS16-CST-MFG-35143-01) developed a PFC2D model accounting for the microstructure of a baked anode, using the Bonded Particle Model (BPM).
Mr. O’Connor is a mining engineer with a Master of Applied Science degree in Mineral Resource Engineering. He has worked in the mining field for over 20 years focusing on advanced numerical modeling and geomechanics. Mr. O’Connor has returned to Itasca after four years working at Glencore’s Nickel Rim South Mine as the Senior Ground Control Engineer for the site.
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