Dr Wei Chen

Dr Wei Chen

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Chen completed his Bachelor's Degree in Central South University, China. In 2010, he came to Newcastle University pursuing PhD study in Mechanical Engineering. On 2013, he completed the PhD and continued his research career with Newcastle University since. He is also affiliated with TUNRA Bulk Solids where he performs technology translation to industries activities.

Research Expertise
Dr Chen has been a Research Associate with The University of Newcastle since December 2013. Dr Chen has wide research and industrial consulting experience relating to granular materials related interdisciplinary fields. His research interests include

  • Bulk Solids Handling
  • Computer Vision
  • Applied Numerical Modelling (DEM, CFD, FEA and MBD)
  • Software Solution Architect
  • Big Data Management and Mining
  • Automation and Machine Learning

Dr Chen has also been involved with competitive government and industry funded research projects. His research focuses on translation to and benefit the industry. In particular,

Dr Chen supports and maintains the in-house Discrete Element Modelling software package for BHP Billiton WAIO.

Dr Chen is the Database Solution Architect for the Yandi Iron Ore Hyperspectral historian for BHP Billiton WAIO.

Dr Chen designed an Air Induced Cleaning system for iron ore belt filters for FMG Solomon and Rio Tinto Yandi Operations.

Teaching Expertise

  • Supervision of final year students at the University of Newcastle.

Supervision of secondment students from their home Universities, including

  • One Student, University of Nuremburg, Germany - 6 month Diploma Thesis (2009 and 2011);
  • One Student, University of Magdeburg, Germany - 6 month Diploma Thesis (2011 and 2012); 
  • One student, Delft University of Technologies, The Netherlands - 3 month Master Thesis. 


Collaborations

  • Collaboration with Otto Von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Collaboration with Teeside University, UK 
  • Collaboration with Pittsburgh University, USA
  • Collaboration with Tsinghua University, China
  • Collaboration with Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Collaboration with Central South University, China

Keywords

  • Applied Numerical Modelling (DEM, CFD, FEA & MBD)
  • Big Data Mining
  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Computer Vision
  • Database Tag Management
  • Software Solution Architect

Languages

  • Mandarin (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 30
089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified 30
091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
20/12/2013 - 11/07/2015 Research Associate Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 Best Paper of Iron Ore 2015 Conference
AusIMM

Prize

Year Award
2016 First Prize Winner - 2016 Unearthed Hackathon Hunter Valley
Unearthed
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Chen W, Williams KC, Jones M, 'Applications of Numerical Modeling in Pneumatic Conveying', Pneumatic Conveying Design Guide, Elsevier Ltd, Oxford 521-552 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-100649-8.00023-8
Co-authors Ken Williams, Mark Jones

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Chen W, Roberts A, Williams K, Miller J, Plinke J, 'On uniaxial compression and Jenike direct shear testings of cohesive iron ore materials', Powder Technology, 312 184-193 (2017)

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The flow function of an iron ore material governs its flowability characteristics in material handling chains of the resource industry. A uniaxial compressio... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The flow function of an iron ore material governs its flowability characteristics in material handling chains of the resource industry. A uniaxial compression test is able to obtain a flow function more rapidly compared to the Jenike direct shear test, nevertheless, results often exhibit lower rankings using the former method. This study aims to investigate the fundamental stress states within the test specimen that led to this phenomenon, and to introduce a new uniform density specimen preparation method for a uniaxial compression test in order to achieve comparative flow functions as per the Jenike direct shear test. The minimisation of the wall friction effect and the achievement of the critical state when preparing a uniaxial specimen were explicitly discussed. Experimental investigations on flow functions of a suite of Australian iron ore samples were conducted using both the uniform density uniaxial compression test and the Jenike direct shear test. Results from both methods were indicated to be comparable providing the specimen exhibited cohesive flow behaviours. Additionally, a simple compressibility index, based on the bulk density test of iron ore samples, was derived as a threshold to indicate if a uniform density uniaxial compression test can produce flow functions matching the Jenike direct shear test. The outcome of this research enabled a rapid and reliable flow function testing method for cohesive iron ore materials.

DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2017.02.037
Co-authors Ken Williams
2017 Chen W, Zhang J, Donohue T, Williams K, Cheng R, Jones M, Zhou B, 'Effect of particle degradation on electrostatic sensor measurements and flow characteristics in dilute pneumatic conveying', Particuology, 33 73-79 (2017)

© 2017 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences Vigorous particle collisions and mechanical processes occurring during hi... [more]

© 2017 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences Vigorous particle collisions and mechanical processes occurring during high-velocity pneumatic conveying often lead to particle degradation. The resulting particle size reduction and particle number increase will impact on the flow characteristics, and subsequently affect the electrostatic type of flow measurements. This study investigates this phenomenon using both experimental and numerical methods. Particle degradation was induced experimentally by recursively conveying the fillite material within a pneumatic pipeline. The associated particle size reduction was monitored. Three electrostatic sensors were embedded along the pipeline to monitor the flow. The results indicated a decreasing trend in the electrostatic sensor outputs with decreasing particle size, which suggested the attenuation of the flow velocity fluctuation. This trend was more apparent at higher conveying velocities, which suggested that more severe particle degradation occurred under these conditions. Coupled computational fluid dynamics and discrete element methods (CFD¿DEM) analysis was used to qualitatively validate these experimental results. The numerical results suggested that smaller particles exhibited lower flow velocity fluctuations, which was consistent with the observed experimental results. These findings provide important information for the accurate application of electrostatic measurement devices in pneumatic conveyors.

DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2016.10.004
Co-authors Mark Jones, Ken Williams, Timothy Donohue
2016 Chen W, Williams KC, Donohue TJ, Katterfeld A, 'Application of the image processing technique in identifying the particle dispersion from a centrifugal fertilizer spreader', Particulate Science and Technology, 1-9 (2016)

2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Particle dispersion in the vicinity of an agricultural fertilizer spreader is difficult to capture due to the rapid particle travel... [more]

2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Particle dispersion in the vicinity of an agricultural fertilizer spreader is difficult to capture due to the rapid particle traveling motion. This paper introduced a granule impact indentation-based technique to simultaneously record the two-dimensional particle dispersion from a spinning concave disc type of spreader. A Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium (NPK) type of fertilizer was utilized to induce indentations on aluminum foils placed on the wall panels confining an experimental spreader system. Subsequently, an image processing technique which is comprised of the multicolor edge detection, the curve closing, and the region merging techniques was purposely developed to automatically identify and locate the granule impacts on the sampled foil digital images. Overlapping impacts were characterized based on the granulometry of the fertilizer sample. The reconstructed particle dispersion pattern using the image processing method showed good agreement with the experimental observations. The outcome of this research enabled a fast and effective method for quantitatively assessing the particle distribution for a specific fertilizer spreader.

DOI 10.1080/02726351.2016.1184731
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Ken Williams
2015 Chen W, Williams KC, Bunn TF, Liang C, Jones MG, 'Measurement and modelling of the apparent shear resistance for aerated fine powders', Granular Matter, (2015) [C1]

Fine powders (Formula presented.)) behave analogously to liquids when aerated by air. Hence, methods (e.g. Couette method) used to determine the flow performance of liquids can be... [more]

Fine powders (Formula presented.)) behave analogously to liquids when aerated by air. Hence, methods (e.g. Couette method) used to determine the flow performance of liquids can be adopted to investigate the similar flow properties (e.g. apparent shear resistance) of aerated powders. By this means, the understanding and handling techniques for aerated fine powders can be significantly enhanced. This research aims to investigate the apparent shear resistance of aerated fine powders through a specialised viscometer. Such a viscometer is combined with a fluidisation system and a common rotary viscometer. Three types of fine powders (alumina, cement and flyash) were selected as testing materials. Experimental results indicated that aerated fine powders behave similarly to Herschel¿Bulkley non-Newtonian fluids. Subsequently, the apparent shear resistance for three fine powders were modelled by modifying the original Herschel¿Bulkley rheology model. Consequently, the apparent shear resistance of a specific aerated powder can be measured and modelled using the bench scale system developed in this study, thus can be utilised to predict the flow performance of fine powders in pneumatic conveyors.

DOI 10.1007/s10035-015-0582-0
Co-authors Mark Jones, Ken Williams
2014 Williams KC, Chen W, Weeger S, Donohue TJ, 'Particle shape characterisation and its application to discrete element modelling', PARTICUOLOGY, 12 80-89 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2013.02.014
Citations Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Ken Williams
2014 Williams KC, Chen W, Weeger S, Donohue TJ, 'Particle shape characterisation and its application to discrete element modelling', Particuology, 12 80-89 (2014)

Increasing importance has been placed on particle shape implementation within discrete element modelling (DEM) in order to more accurately reflect the non-spherical behaviour of t... [more]

Increasing importance has been placed on particle shape implementation within discrete element modelling (DEM) in order to more accurately reflect the non-spherical behaviour of the bulk material being handled. As computational resources grow, complex particle shapes are increasingly being modelled as the associated simulation times become more realistic to provide timely solutions. The objective of this research is to assess particle shape descriptors through a digital image segmentation technique, and to further implement particle shape parameters into generation of corresponding irregular shaped DEM particles. Separated and lumped particle images were analysed and reconstructed through the development of two distinct methodologies. Subsequently, various particle shape descriptors were obtained using combinations of image segmentation algorithms, including mathematical morphology processing, thresholding, edge detection, region growing, region splitting and region merging. DEM particles were subsequently created using particle shape results obtained above. Shape parameters of DEM particles were then examined and validated against the real particle shape parameters. © 2013 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2013.02.014
Citations Scopus - 12
Co-authors Timothy Donohue
2014 Chen W, Williams KC, Jabs I, Jones MG, 'A qualitative study on the pulsatile flow phenomenon in a dense fly ash pneumatic conveyor', Particuology, 17 81-91 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2014.03.005
Co-authors Mark Jones, Ken Williams
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Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Carr MJ, WIlliams KC, Chen W, Hayter B, Roberts A, Wheeler CA, 'The Dynamic Adhesion of Wet and Sticky Iron Ores onto Impact Plates' (2017)
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2017 Carr MJ, Plinke J, Williams KC, Roberts A, Chen W, 'Determination of the Handleability Index of Adhesive Bulk Materials' (2017)
2017 Chen W, Etten M, Donohue T, Williams K, 'Application of the Coupled Discrete Element Modelling and Modelica Based Multi-body Dynamics in System-Level Modelling', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (2017)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Ken Williams
2017 Chen W, Williams KC, Roberts AW, Plinke J, 'Rapid and Reliable Flow Property Testing - A Modified Uniaxial Approach', Iron Ore 2017 Proceedings (2017)
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Ken Williams
2017 Caldwell S, williams K, Guo J, Chen W, 'Aeration Induced Moisture Reduction of Iron Ore', Iron Ore 2017 (2017)
Co-authors Ken Williams, Jie Guo
2017 Chen W, van Etten M, Donohue T, Williams K, 'Application of the coupled discrete element modelling and modelica based multi-body dynamics in system-level modelling', Springer Proceedings in Physics (2017)

© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017. Discrete element modelling (DEM) has been widely used in many industries to investigate the particulate interactions during the ... [more]

© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017. Discrete element modelling (DEM) has been widely used in many industries to investigate the particulate interactions during the storage, handling and transport. However, in many cases, it is the interaction between the particulate assembly and the associate mechanical/electrical/hydraulic components determining the system performance, in which case DEM alone is not able to model. The research presented in this paper developed a framework for coupling DEM with multibody dynamics (MBD) to model not only inter-granular particle interactions, but also the influence of the particle contacts on other associated system components. The coupling principle and realization methods were initially discussed. A case study on sand mixing using a pneumatic motor was then performed to test the developed methodology. Results indicated that the coupled DEM-MBD framework is able to reflect system level dynamics more realistically than DEM alone.

DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_59
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Ken Williams
2016 Carr MJ, Chen W, Williams KC, Katterfeld A, 'Comparative investigation on modelling wet and sticky material behaviours with a simplified JKR cohesion model and liquid bridging cohesion model in DEM', 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH 2016), The. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 2016: 40-49. (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Williams
2016 Chen J, Williams K, Chen W, Donohue T, 'Experimental research on the Moisture Migration Characteristics of Coal Material', Academics World 28th International Conference (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Williams, Timothy Donohue
2016 Williams K, Chen W, 'Ship motion induced moisture migration modelling of an unsaturated coal cargo', ICBMH 2016 - 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Proceedings (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Williams
2015 Chen W, Donohue T, Williams K, Katterfeld A, Roessler T, 'Modelling Cohesion and Adhesion of Wet, Sticky Iron Ore in Discrete Element Modeling for Material Handling Process', Iron Ore 2015 Conference Proceedings (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Ken Williams
2014 Zhang J, Chen W, Cheng R, Williams K, Jones M, Zhou B, 'A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE INFLUENCE OF PARTICLE SIZE ON THE TURBULENCE CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN GAS-SOLIDS PNEUMATIC FLOWS USING AN ELECTROSTATIC SENSOR AND CFD-DEM COUPLED SIMULATION', PARTICLE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (2014)
Co-authors Mark Jones, Ken Williams
2013 Chen W, Williams KC, Jones MG, Bunn TF, 'Investigation into the rheological characteristics of aerated Flyash powder', ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Williams, Mark Jones
2013 Katterfeld A, Donohue TJ, Chen W, 'On the Calibration of Material Properties for Discrete Element Modelling', ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (2013)
2012 Chen W, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Investigation into the hydrostatic yield stress of aerated powders using a method based on static equilibrium of an immersed object', 7th international Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (2012)
2012 Williams KC, Weeger S, Donohue TJ, Chen W, 'Characterising Particle Shape using the Computer Vision Technique', 7th international Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (2012)
2011 Williams KC, Chen W, Jones MG, 'Analysis on the Bulk Density Levels of Dense Phase Flyash Powder Flow within a Pneumatic Conveyor', 2011 International Freight Pipeline Society Symposium (2011)
2011 Chen W, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Decomposition and statistical analysis of bulk density levels of dense phase flyash powder flow within a pneumatic conveyor', Advanced Materials Research (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.3323
Co-authors Ken Williams, Mark Jones
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Software / Code (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Chen W, williams K, 'MoleculeX® Multi-physics Modelling Platform', 1.0 (2017)
Co-authors Ken Williams

Patent (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Williams K, Weightman N, Chen W, Air Induced Cleaning Systems for Belt Filter Dewatering (2016)
Co-authors Ken Williams
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 20
Total funding $2,925,815

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201710 grants / $706,237

ACARP Project C27001 - Maritime Regulation Project for Coal Serf Heating Research and Assessment$433,440

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700798
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Validation and optimisation of the ShoulderMaster operation and design$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Professor Mark Jones, Mr Ognjen Orozovic
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700557
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Validation and optimisation of the ShoulderMaster operation and design$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Professor Mark Jones, Mr Ognjen Orozovic
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700589
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Entrepreneurs' Programme - Advanced de-watering of problematic ore and tailings$49,915

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Peter Robinson, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700015
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Entrepreneurs' Programme - Advanced de-watering of problematic ore and tailings$49,915

Funding body: Jord International Pty Limited

Funding body Jord International Pty Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Peter Robinson, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700482
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

UoN Technical Assistance for the PacWaste Contingency for Disaster Waste (Green Waste Utilisation)$28,967

Funding body: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Funding body Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jie Guo, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Geoffrey Doherty
Scheme Request for Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601540
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Automatic Image Analysis for HyLogger - Mineral Mapping$20,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry Resources & Energy

Funding body NSW Department of Industry Resources & Energy
Project Team Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Timothy Donohue, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Geological Survey of New South Wales
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700660
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Development of a computer vision program to monitor train wagon structural dynamics$10,000

Funding body: EngAnalysis Pty Ltd

Funding body EngAnalysis Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Timothy Donohue, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme TechVoucher Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700310
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Development of a computer vision program to monitor train wagon structural dynamics$10,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry

Funding body NSW Department of Industry
Project Team Doctor Timothy Donohue, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme TechVoucher
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700481
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Newcastle Meal Shed - Investigation into the Permeability of Oilseed Meal$4,000

Funding body: Cargill Australia Limited

Funding body Cargill Australia Limited
Project Team Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700622
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20166 grants / $558,727

Modelling of Slug Pneumatic Conveying with an In-situ Microprobe Sensor$416,527

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Professor George Klinzing, Professor William Clark
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500141
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Advanced de-watering of problematic ore and tailings$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Wei Chen, Professor Mark Jones, Mr Kevin Barber
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501212
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Advanced de-watering of problematic ore and tailings$50,000

Funding body: Jord International Pty Limited

Funding body Jord International Pty Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Wei Chen, Professor Mark Jones, Mr Kevin Barber
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501401
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Pneumatic Conveying Research and Analysis for Fuzzy Cotton Seed$24,200

Funding body: Cotton Seed Distrubutors Ltd

Funding body Cotton Seed Distrubutors Ltd
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Mr Bin Chen
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601559
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of an Air Filter Plant for Optimised Design$10,000

Funding body: IBAF Engineering

Funding body IBAF Engineering
Project Team Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Timothy Donohue, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Professor Mark Jones, Prof Dr Andre Katterfeld
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601264
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Development of Mechanical Overfill Protection System for Diesel Refueling$8,000

Funding body: Banlaw Pty Ltd

Funding body Banlaw Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700491
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20153 grants / $279,851

AMIRA Project P1150 - Moisture Measurement and Control for Iron Ore Conveyor Systems$162,501

Funding body: AMIRA International Limited

Funding body AMIRA International Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Tobias Krull
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1500712
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

ACARP Project C24062 - Coal TML UoN Research Component$99,850

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones, Mr TOBIAS Krull
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500447
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of a moisture migration predictive model for a shipborne coal product$17,500

Funding body: AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd

Funding body AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jie Guo, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501386
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20141 grants / $1,381,000

ACARP Project C24001 - Transportable Moisture Limit of Coal – Stage 2$1,381,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Wei Chen, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones, Mr TOBIAS Krull, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400689
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD1.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Coupled Discrete Element Modeling and Finite Element Modeling in Application of Bulk Material Handling PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Modelling of Slug Pneumatic Conveying with an In-situ Microprobe Sensor PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Identification of Moisture Reduction Systems and Associated Moisture Removal Mechanism for Hydrophilic Ores M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Experimental and Numerical Investigation into Moisture Migration of Bulk Solids under Dynamic Conditions PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Experimental and Numercial Investigation of the Moisture Migration Behaviours in Bulk Material Handling Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia) Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 14
Germany 7
China 3
United Kingdom 2
Spain 1
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

November 5, 2015

Professor Mark Jones, Dr Kenneth Williams, Dr Wei Chen, Professor George Klinzing and Professor William Clark been awarded $405,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for their research project Modelling of Slug Pneumatic Conveying with an In-situ Microprobe Sensor.

Dr Wei Chen

Position

Research Associate
CBSPT/TBS
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email w.chen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9103
Mobile 0403 895 090
Fax (02) 4033 9044
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room A 701
Building NIER Site
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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