Dr Chris Wensrich

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090499Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified65

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (29 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Kisi EH, Wensrich CM, Luzin V, Kirstein O, 'Stress distribution in iron powder during die compaction', Materials Science Forum, 777 243-248 (2014) [C1]

The unique and unusual state of matter represented by granular materials has historically made it very difficult to develop models of stress distributions and was previously not able to be explored experimentally in the required detail. This paper reports the application of the neutron diffraction strain scanning method, originally developed for residual stress measurements within engineering components, to the problem of the stress distribution in granular Fe under a consolidating pressure. Strains were measured in axial, radial, circumferential and an oblique direction using the neutron strain scanning diffractometer KOWARI at ANSTO (Sydney). The full stress tensor as a function of position was able to be extracted for both straight walled, converging and stepped dies. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.777.243
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsErich Kisi
2014Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, Sugo D, 'Characterisation of the effects of particle shape using a normalised contact eccentricity', GRANULAR MATTER, 16 327-337 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10035-013-0465-1Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014Wensrich CM, 'Stress, stress-asymmetry and contact moments in granular matter', Granular Matter, 1-12 (2014) [C1]

The physical nature of contact moments within granular assemblies is reviewed and a new approach is developed for the homogenisation of stress within these materials. This approach revolves around capturing the effects of contact moments through the concept of contact eccentricity. By this method it is possible to calculate an expression for bulk stress that is both symmetric for material in equilibrium and fully consistent with the usual definition of bulk stress as an ensemble average of material stress over a representative volume element. The technique is demonstrated in a simple two dimensional example, as well as a larger scale discrete element modelling simulation of a steady state direct shear experiment. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI10.1007/s10035-014-0484-6
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, Garbe U, Kirstein O, Smith AL, Zhang JF, 'Force chains in monodisperse spherical particle assemblies: Three-dimensional measurements using neutrons', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 90 (2014) [C1]

The full triaxial stress state within individual particles in a monodisperse spherical granular assembly has been measured. This was made possible by neutron imaging and computed tomography combined with neutron diffraction strain measurement techniques and associated stress reconstruction. The assembly in question consists of 549 precision steel ball bearings under an applied axial load of 85 MPa in a cylindrical die. Clear evidence of force chains was observed in terms of both the shape of the probability distribution function for normal stresses and the network formed by highly loaded particles. An extensive analysis of the source and magnitude of uncertainty in these measurements is also presented.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevE.90.042203
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsErich Kisi
2014Smith AL, Wensrich CM, 'The effects of particle dynamics on the calculation of bulk stress in granular media', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 4414-4418 (2014) [C1]

Expressions for bulk stress within a granular material in a dynamic setting are reviewed and explicitly derived for assemblies of three dimensional arbitrary shaped particles. By employing classical continuum and rigid body mechanics, the mean stress tensor for a single particle is separated into three distinct components; the familiar Love-Webber formula describing the direct effect of contacts, a component due to the net unbalanced moment arising from contact and a symmetric term due to the centripetal acceleration of material within the particle. A case is made that the latter term be ignored without exception when determining bulk stress within an assembly of particles. In the absence of this centripetal term an important observation is made regarding the nature of the symmetry in the stress tensor for certain types of particles; in the case of particles with cubic symmetry, the effects of dynamics on the bulk stress in an assembly is captured by an entirely skew-symmetric tensor. In this situation, it is recognised that the symmetric part of the Love-Webber formula is all that is required for defining the mean stress tensor within an assembly - regardless of the dynamics of the system.

DOI10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.09.008
2013Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, 'Non-contact stress measurement in granular materials via neutron and X-ray diffraction: Theoretical foundations', Granular Matter, 15 275-286 (2013) [C1]

Model validation remains a serious problem within the field of computational granular materials research. In all cases the rigor of the validation process is entirely dependent on the quality and depth of the experimental data that forms the point of comparison. Neutron and X-ray diffraction methods offer the only quantitative non-contact method for determining the spatially resolved triaxial stress field within granular materials under load. Measurements such as this can provide an unprecedented level of detail that will be invaluable in validating many models. In this paper the theoretical foundation underpinning diffraction-based strain measurements, their conversion to local stress in the particles and ultimately into the bulk stress field is developed. Effects such as elastic anisotropy within the particles of the granular material, particle plasticity and locally inhomogeneous stress distribution are shown to not offer any obstacles to the method and a detailed treatment of the calculation of the bulk stresses from the particle stresses is given. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI10.1007/s10035-013-0416-x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsErich Kisi
2012Wang Y, Wensrich CM, Ooi JY, 'Rarefaction wave propagation in tapered granular columns', Chemical Engineering Science, 71 32-38 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012Wensrich CM, 'Boundary structure in dense random packing of monosize spherical particles', Powder Technology, 219 118-127 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, 'Rolling friction as a technique for modelling particle shape in DEM', Powder Technology, 217 409-417 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2012Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Zhang JF, Kirstein O, 'Measurement and analysis of the stress distribution during die compaction using neutron diffraction', Granular Matter, 14 671-680 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsErich Kisi
2012Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, Roberts AW, Ilic D, Katterfeld A, 'Analysis of a train load-out bin using combined continuum methods and discrete element modelling', 7th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, CHoPS 2012, (2012)

Train load-out bins are generally large structures that employ flood loading chutes to rapidly load material into wagons. It is often important when designing these structures to consider the dynamic loads associated with the rapid unloading of the material as these loads can often cause vibrations. Typically, calculations for the dynamic loads are based on traditional continuum calculations coupled with site data, as the unloading rate depends on factors such as gate opening time, the corresponding outlet size, train speed, and material properties. The continuum approach has been previously illustrated in the past with a case study [1]. This paper will present results using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) on the same case study and will compare results in terms of instantaneous flow rates, as well as dynamic forces and accelerations of the flowing bulk solid during discharge.

2011Stratton RE, Wensrich CM, 'Horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying: Numerical simulation and analysis of a thin slice approximation', Powder Technology, 214 477-490 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2011Wensrich CM, Stratton RE, 'Shock waves in granular materials: Discrete and continuum comparisons', Powder Technology, 210 288-292 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2011.03.031
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011Rahman M, Schott DL, Katterfeld A, Wensrich CM, 'Influence of the software on the calibration parameters for DEM simulations', Bulk Solids Handling, 31 396-400 (2011) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Stratton RE, Wensrich CM, 'Modelling of multiple intra-time step collisions in the hard-sphere discrete element method', Powder Technology, 199 120-130 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2009.12.008
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Improving permeability prediction for fibrous materials through a numerical investigation into pore size and pore connectivity', Powder Technology, 195 57-62 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2009.05.012
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A numerical investigation of the void structure of fibrous materials', Powder Technology, 186 72-79 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2007.11.002
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'The prediction of permeability with the aid of computer simulations', Particulate Science and Technology, 26 97-108 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02726350701492520
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2007Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Permeability of cellulose-based: Fibrous materials', Powder Handling and Processing, 19 174-179 (2007) [C2]
2006Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant and non-linear behaviour in vibrationally fluidised beds', Powder Technology, 166 30-37 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2006.05.002
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2006Wensrich CM, 'Slip-stick motion in harmonic oscillator chains subject to Coulomb friction', Tribology International, 39 490-495 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.triboint.2005.03.004
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 8
2004Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary solutions to the brachistochrone problem with Coulomb friction', Mechanics Research Communications, 31 151-159 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.mechrescom.2003.09.005
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2003Wensrich CM, 'Numerical modelling of quaking in tall silos', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 45 541-551 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0020-7403(03)00057-2
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2003Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary optimisation in chute design', Powder Technology, 138 118-123 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2003.08.062
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 2
2002Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, 'Flow dynamics or 'quaking'in gravity discharge from silos', Chemical Engineering Science, 57 295-305 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsAlan Roberts
2002Wensrich CM, 'Experimental behaviour of quaking in tall silos', Powder Technology, 127 87-94 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 17
2002Wensrich CM, 'Dissipation, dispersion, and shocks in granular media', Powder Technology, 126 1-12 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2002Wensrich CM, 'Selected Case Studies on the Silo Quaking Problem', Bulk Solids Handling, 22 116-122 (2002) [C3]
2001Wensrich CM, 'Load Sharing Models for Steel Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belting', Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 25 65-71 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, Kirstein O, 'Non-contact measurement of the stress within granular materials via neutron diffraction', AIP Conference Proceedings, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1063/1.4811962
Co-authorsErich Kisi
2013Stratton R, Wensrich CM, 'Stress analysis of horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying via DEM-CFD simulation', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2013)
2013Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, 'Rolling friction and shape in discrete element modeling', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2013)
2013Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, 'Bulk Stress measurement in granular materials using neutron diffraction', Proc. International Congress on Particle Technology - PARTEC, Nuremberg Germany (2013)
2012Dratt M, Schartner P, Katterfeld A, Wheeler CA, Wensrich CM, 'Coupled DEM and FEM simulations for the analysis of conveyor belt deflection', Papers. Bulk Solids Europe 2012 International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Berlin, Germany (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsCraig Wheeler
2012Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Zhang JF, 'In situ measurement of stress distributions in granular materials using neutron diffraction', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2012)
2010Stratton R, Wensrich CM, 'Hard sphere discrete element modelling: An alternative approach to the application of multiple intra-time step collisions', Proc. 6th World Congress on Particle Technology, Nuremberg Germany (2010)
2010Wensrich CM, Stratton R, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Wave motion in granular materials: A comparison of discrete and continuum models', Proc. 6th World Congress on Particle Technology, Nuremberg Germany (2010)
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A study of pore size and connectivity to improve permeability prediction for fibrous materials', Proc. Bulk Europe 2008, Prague, Czech Republic (2008)
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Packing efficiency results from a simulation method utilising the optimisation of an objective function', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2008Couch B, Wensrich CM, 'Modelling the interaction between bulk solids and conveyor belts', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2008Wensrich CM, Donohue TJ, 'A comparison between computed tomography scans of particulate assemblies and numerical simulations', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2007Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'The effect of particle shape on tortuosity', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Wensrich CM, Goeke S, Best J, 'A momentum based discrete element model', ICMBH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2006Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Computer Modeling of a Packed Fibrous Bed', Proceedings of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom, Florida, USA (2006) [E2]
2006Wensrich CM, 'Strange Phenomena and Resonance in Vibrationally Fluidised Beds', Proceedings of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom, Florida, USA (2006) [E2]
2005Wensrich CM, 'Multi-objective evolutionary optimisation of conveyor loading chutes', Advances in Applied Mechanics : Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Melbourne (2005) [E1]
2005Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'An Investigative Study into the Prediction of Permeability of Binary Mixtures', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
2005Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, Stratton RE, 'Influence of Flow Properties and Geometry an Chute Design and Performance', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
Co-authorsAlan Roberts
2005Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant Effects in Vibrational Fluidisation of Granular Materials', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
2004Wheeler CA, Wensrich CM, 'The influence of bulk solid properties on the motion resistance of belt conveyors', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsCraig Wheeler
2004Wensrich CM, Wheeler CA, 'Evolutionary optimisation in loading chute design', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsCraig Wheeler
2002Wensrich CM, 'The role of wall friction in silo quaking', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD), Sydney, Australia (2002) [E1]
2001Wensrich CM, 'Silo Quake Modelling and Lateral Pressure Predictions for a Hypoplastic Granular Material', 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (CDROM), Melbourne, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Wensrich CM, 'Shock Waves During Silo Quaking', Seventh International Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation Conference: Conference Proceedings Volume One, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, 'Pulsating Flow or ¿Quaking¿ in Gravity Discharge from Bins', Proc. Neptis 9 Symposium, Kyoto Japan (2001)
2000Wensrich CM, Roberts AW, 'The role of slip-stick motion in silo quaking', FROM POWDER TO BULK, IMECHE HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, ENGLAND (2000)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlan Roberts
1999Wensrich CM, 'FE Modelling of Load Sharing in Conveyor Belts', Proc. Relpowflo III, Porsgrunn, Norway (1999)
1998Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Developing the Analysis Procedure Used in Conveyor Belt Condition Monitoring', Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Wollongong (1998) [E1]
1996Barfoot G, Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Condition Monitoring of Belt Conveyors', Proc. ICOMS - 96, Melbourne, Australia (1996)
1995Keys S, Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Design of A Pneumatic Conveying System ¿ A Case Study', Proc. 5th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Newcastle, Australia (1995)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants18
Total funding$2,483,089

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $300,000

In situ neutron diffraction mapping of tri-axial stress distributions in particulate systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200303
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20121 grants / $2,678

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2012$2,678

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project TeamProfessor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Doctor Heber Sugo
SchemeAINSE Award
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201002
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20111 grants / $5,334

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2011$5,334

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project TeamProfessor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeAINSE Award
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1200726
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20102 grants / $750,000

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$450,000

Funding body: Technological Resources Pty Ltd.

Funding bodyTechnological Resources Pty Ltd.
Project TeamAssociate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000601
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Analytical, Numerical and Testing Procedures for Improved Design and Performance of Bulk Solids Systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Bill McBride, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190069
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20091 grants / $700,000

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$700,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189754
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20081 grants / $20,000

A Fundamental Approach to Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188400
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $300,000

Modelling and Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186345
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20062 grants / $21,500

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186089
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

World Congress on Particle Technology 5, 23-27 April 2007$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186192
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $11,564

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$9,519

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184762
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Particulate Systems Analysis 2005, 20-23 September 2005$2,045

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185601
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $13,198

Evolutionary optimisation of conveyor loading chutes$13,198

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183517
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $349,482

Modelling and Characterisation of Stringy/Compressible Bulk Materials.$335,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182080
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Vibrational Fluidisation of Granular Materials.$8,482

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182399
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2003 Formula SAE-A Competition: 4-7 Dec 2003 Tailem Bend South Australia$6,000

Funding body: Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia

Funding bodySociety of Automotive Engineers Australasia
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182948
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20021 grants / $8,000

Active Control of a Vibration Absorber$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182017
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $1,333

6th World Congress of Chemical Engineers, Melbourne 23-27 September 2001$1,333

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181469
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Analysis of the Bulk Material Flexure Resistance of Belt Conveyors
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Analysis of the Stress Distribution Through Conveyor Belt Splices
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012Analysis of a Steep Angle Conveying System
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2010The Design of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2009Determining the Indentation Rolling Resistance of Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belt Using Three Dimensional Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009Optimisation of Belt Conveying Systems
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2008Modelling and Optimisation of Conveyor Belts
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008Permeability and the Structure of Porosity in Particulate Materials
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2008Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Powders: Design Aspects and Phenomena
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Chris Wensrich

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Emailchristopher.wensrich@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6203
Fax(02) 4921 6946

Office

RoomES319
BuildingEngineering Science - D.W. George
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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