Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates

Course code MECH3130Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Basic properties of bulk solids and particulates and basic concepts used to design bulk solids handling and processing equipment are presented based on the problems from industry.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to allow students to be able to:
1. Characterise particulates.
2. Measure bulk solids properties at different conditions.
3. Determine particulate packing.
4. Determine stress distribution within particulate system.
5. Understand basic concepts for mass, funnel and expanded flow bin design.
6. Understand basic concepts of pneumatic conveying.
7. Be aware of other conveying systems.
ContentThe following topics are studied in the course:
1. Basic properties of particulates
2. Property variation of bulk solids
3. Introduction to gravity flow in hopper
4. Basic concepts in mass, funnel and expanded flow bin design
5. Segregation and blending of particles
6.Single phase flow
7.Basic concepts in pneumatic conveying
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMECH2420 Engineering Mechanics; MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 1.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Laboratory ExercisesLaboratory Reports
* Note, any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MECH3130