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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 21/06/2002
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 16/12/1997
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, 16/07/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research expertise

Mechanical engineering.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090499Chemical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified65
091399Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified35
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Wensrich CM, 'Dissipation, dispersion, and shocks in granular media', Powder Technology, 126 1-12 (2002) [C1]
2003Wensrich CM, 'Numerical modelling of quaking in tall silos', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 45 541-551 (2003) [C1]
2006Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant and non-linear behaviour in vibrationally fluidised beds', Powder Technology, 166 30-37 (2006) [C1]
2006Wensrich CM, 'Slip-stick motion in harmonic oscillator chains subject to Coulomb friction', Tribology International, 39 490-495 (2006) [C1]
2002Wensrich CM, 'Experimental behaviour of quaking in tall silos', Powder Technology, 127 87-94 (2002) [C1]
2003Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary optimisation in chute design', Powder Technology, 138 118-123 (2003) [C1]
2004Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary solutions to the brachistochrone problem with Coulomb friction', Mechanics Research Communications, 31 151-159 (2004) [C1]
2001Wensrich CM, 'Load Sharing Models for Steel Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belting', Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 25 65-71 (2001) [C1]
2002Wensrich CM, 'The role of wall friction in silo quaking', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD), Sydney, Australia (2002) [E1]
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A numerical investigation of the void structure of fibrous materials', Powder Technology, 186 72-79 (2008) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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)
2014Wensrich CM, 'Stress, stress-asymmetry and contact moments in granular matter', Granular Matter, 1-12 (2014)
2014Kisi EH, Wensrich CM, Luzin V, Kirstein O, 'Stress distribution in iron powder during die compaction', Materials Science Forum, 777 243-248 (2014)
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]
2012Wang Y, Wensrich CM, Ooi JY, 'Rarefaction wave propagation in tapered granular columns', Chemical Engineering Science, 71 32-38 (2012) [C1]
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]

Co-authors: Erich Kisi

2012Wensrich CM, 'Boundary structure in dense random packing of monosize spherical particles', Powder Technology, 219 118-127 (2012) [C1]
2012Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, 'Rolling friction as a technique for modelling particle shape in DEM', Powder Technology, 217 409-417 (2012) [C1]
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)
2011Wensrich CM, Stratton RE, 'Shock waves in granular materials: Discrete and continuum comparisons', Powder Technology, 210 288-292 (2011) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A numerical investigation of the void structure of fibrous materials', Powder Technology, 186 72-79 (2008) [C1]
2008Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'The prediction of permeability with the aid of computer simulations', Particulate Science and Technology, 26 97-108 (2008) [C1]
2007Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Permeability of cellulose-based: Fibrous materials', Powder Handling and Processing, 19 174-179 (2007) [C2]
2006Wensrich CM, 'Slip-stick motion in harmonic oscillator chains subject to Coulomb friction', Tribology International, 39 490-495 (2006) [C1]
2006Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant and non-linear behaviour in vibrationally fluidised beds', Powder Technology, 166 30-37 (2006) [C1]
2004Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary solutions to the brachistochrone problem with Coulomb friction', Mechanics Research Communications, 31 151-159 (2004) [C1]
2003Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary optimisation in chute design', Powder Technology, 138 118-123 (2003) [C1]
2003Wensrich CM, 'Numerical modelling of quaking in tall silos', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 45 541-551 (2003) [C1]
2002Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, 'Flow dynamics or 'quaking'in gravity discharge from silos', Chemical Engineering Science, 57 295-305 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Alan Roberts

2002Wensrich CM, 'Dissipation, dispersion, and shocks in granular media', Powder Technology, 126 1-12 (2002) [C1]
2002Wensrich CM, 'Experimental behaviour of quaking in tall silos', Powder Technology, 127 87-94 (2002) [C1]
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', POWDERS AND GRAINS 2013, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2013) [E1]
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)
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, 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-authors: Craig 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)
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)
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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Alan 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]
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]
2004Wheeler CA, Wensrich CM, 'The influence of bulk solid properties on the motion resistance of belt conveyors', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Craig Wheeler

2004Wensrich CM, Wheeler CA, 'Evolutionary optimisation in loading chute design', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Craig 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)
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

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2013 (1 grants)

In situ neutron diffraction mapping of tri-axial stress distributions in particulate systems$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020132015
GNo:G1200303

2012 (1 grants)

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2012$2,678
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Doctor Heber Sugo
SchemeRole
AINSE AwardInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,67820122012
GNo:G1201002

2011 (1 grants)

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2011$5,334
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
AINSE AwardInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,33420112011
GNo:G1200726

2010 (2 grants)

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$450,000
Funding Body: Technological Resources Pty Ltd.

Project Team
Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$450,00020102012
GNo:G1000601

Analytical, Numerical and Testing Procedures for Improved Design and Performance of Bulk Solids Systems$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Bill McBride, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020102013
GNo:G0190069

2009 (1 grants)

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$700,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$700,00020092012
GNo:G0189754

2008 (1 grants)

A Fundamental Approach to Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188400

2007 (1 grants)

Modelling and Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020072009
GNo:G0186345

2006 (2 grants)

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020062006
GNo:G0186089

World Congress on Particle Technology 5, 23-27 April 2007$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186192

2005 (2 grants)

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$9,519
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,51920052005
GNo:G0184762

Particulate Systems Analysis 2005, 20-23 September 2005$2,045
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,04520052005
GNo:G0185601

2004 (1 grants)

Evolutionary optimisation of conveyor loading chutes$13,198
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,19820042004
GNo:G0183517

2003 (3 grants)

Modelling and Characterisation of Stringy/Compressible Bulk Materials.$335,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$335,00020032005
GNo:G0182080

Vibrational Fluidisation of Granular Materials.$8,482
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,48220032003
GNo:G0182399

2003 Formula SAE-A Competition: 4-7 Dec 2003 Tailem Bend South Australia$6,000
Funding Body: Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020032003
GNo:G0182948

2002 (1 grants)

Active Control of a Vibration Absorber$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020022002
GNo:G0182017

2001 (1 grants)

6th World Congress of Chemical Engineers, Melbourne 23-27 September 2001$1,333
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Chris Wensrich
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,33320012001
GNo:G0181469
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorDrive Mechanics in High Capacity Belt Conveyors
20132017M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Co-SupervisorAnalysis of the Stress Distribution Through Conveyor Belt Splices
20122014PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorAnalysis of a Steep Angle Conveying System
20102014M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Principal SupervisorThe Design of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
20092012PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorDetermining the Indentation Rolling Resistance of Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belt Using Three Dimensional Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling
20092012PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorOptimisation of Belt Conveying Systems
20082010PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorModelling and Optimisation of Conveyor Belts

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2008PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorDense Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Powders: Design Aspects and Phenomena
2008PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorPermeability and the Structure of Porosity in Particulate Materials
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Dr Christopher (Chris) Wensrich

Work Phone(02) 4921 6203
Fax(02) 4921 6946
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMechanical Engineering
Office
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Engineering Science - D.W. George,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/christopher-wensrich