Associate Professor Bill McBride

Assistant Dean

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

A/Prof Mcbride completed a Mechaincal Engineering degree (1987-1991) and PhD (1992-2001 Part Time) at Newcastle University. A/Prof McBride was employed as a consulting engineer in the bulk materials handling field working on international projects with specific expertise in Stockpiles, Transfer chutes, Feeders and Mechanical Handling devices. A/Prof McBride is a conjoint Professor at Witwatersrand University in South Africa where Post Graduate teaching of bulk solids handling is performed.

Research Expertise
A/Prof McBride has a research background in experimental bulk solids handling. Stockpile mechanics became the focus of a PhD in this area. Significant work has been undertaken in many areas of bulk materials handling systems, such as feeders, transfer chutes and dust control. With the growth of computer simulation tools such as DEM, A/Prof McBride has worked collaboratively with CSIRO on the accurate modelling of complex systems such as transfer chutes and screw based feeders/conveyors. On average A/Prof McBride supervises some 10 engineering honors student per year and supervisors 2 FTE PhD students.

Teaching Expertise
A/Prof McBride provides the major component of Computer Aided Engineering education in the Mechanical Engineering degree at Newcastle University. A 1st year foundation combines CAE with production methods and technical sketching skills which are a foundation for the design stream within Mechanical Engineering. An elective course in the students 4th year provides a mush higher level of skills in CAE with CNC manufacturing and Computational Fluid Mechanics a substantive element of this course.. In addition to the teaching at Newcastle postgraduate Bulk Materials Handling courses are offered through Witswatersrand University with A/Prof McBride providing these as a fly in/fly out service.

Administrative Expertise
Since appointment in 2002, A/Prof McBride has been increasingly providing greater administrative leadership within the discipline and Faculty. In part this stems from a deep belief that without high quality governance, high quality education is greatly complicated. During the period as Assistant Dean, significant improvements in the graduating students evaluations of our programs have occurred. Administrative roles conducted- Program Convenor for Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering 2005 - 2009 Deputy AD T&L 2008-2010 Head of Discipline 2009-2011 Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning 2010 -

Collaborations
Collaboration with Queens University in Canada has been undertaken looking at stress distribution under bulk material stockpiles. Collaboration with CSIRO on the numerical modelling of granular flow system and mechanical handling devices has been undertaken and continues.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Bulk Materials Handling
  • Computer Aided Engineering

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 40
120399 Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified 5
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 55

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning University of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia
1/07/2002 -  Snr Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/01/1992 -  Membership - Engineers Australia Engineers Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
1999 A.W.Roberts
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Bulk Materials Handling Conference
Organisation: International Insitute of Research Description: I have been an 'expenses paid' attendee at the 5 Bulk Materials Handling conferences held to date by the International Institute of Research. This has been held in Perth 2x and Queensland 3 times.
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Publications

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


Journal article (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Esmaili AA, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, McBride WM, Roberts AW, 'On the analysis of a coarse particle free falling material stream', International Journal of Mineral Processing, (2014)

In many industries across the world, the topic of dust control is a major concern. Within the bulk material handling process the action of material free fall is generally unavoida... [more]

In many industries across the world, the topic of dust control is a major concern. Within the bulk material handling process the action of material free fall is generally unavoidable. In this case, the adjacent air surrounding the free falling stream is induced into the stream of bulk material as the particles naturally dilate, which results in generation of dust upon subsequent compaction of the stream. Obtaining a better understanding of the way air is induced into the stream of bulk material, and the quantity of the induced air, will assist in the design of more efficient dust control systems.In this paper the interaction between the particles and the air is reviewed. A series of computer simulations and physical experiments have been carried out. The particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique has been employed to measure the fluid velocity within a free falling stream of coarse material. Each experiment was also simulated using Ansys CFX. Particle and air velocities as well as air entrainment readings from simulation have been compared with experimental measurements and theoretical formulas. The experimental programme was designed and conducted to classify the effect of particle diameter and particle density independently. This paper presents several distinct sections that detail the experimental and simulation results as well as a comparison of these two methods while also including a discussion of existing theories.

DOI 10.1016/j.minpro.2015.02.013
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2013 Esmaili AA, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, McBride WM, Roberts AW, 'A new approach for calculating the mass flow rate of entrained air in a freefalling material stream', Particulate Science and Technology, 31 248-255 (2013) [C1]

This article presents the outcomes from a series of physical experiments to measure the air entrainment rates encountered within a stream of freefalling particles. The experimenta... [more]

This article presents the outcomes from a series of physical experiments to measure the air entrainment rates encountered within a stream of freefalling particles. The experimental work presented spans a range of particle parameters and hopper geometries. From these results a new theory for the prediction of air entrainment is developed and presented. This new method was developed specifically to facilitate a better understanding in the area of fugitive dust control associated with material handling systems, which are driven by the air entrainment during freefalling. From the work presented in this article, a better prediction capability of freefalling bulk materials in either constrained, or unconstrained systems, will allow for the optimization of either passive or active dust control strategies. This article presents several distinct sections that detail the experimental work used to determine the freefall stream parameters that were conducted to allow the development of the entrainment equations. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/02726351.2012.715617
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2011 Fernandez JW, Cleary PW, McBride W, 'Effect of screw design on hopper drawdown of spherical particles in a horizontal screw feeder', Chemical Engineering Science, 66 5585-5601 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
2011 Chin CS, Babu A, McBride W, 'Design, modeling and testing of a standalone single axis active solar tracker using MATLAB/Simulink', Renewable Energy, 36 3075-3090 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12
2011 McBride W, Sinnott M, Cleary PW, 'Discrete element modelling of a bucket elevator head pulley transition zone', Granular Matter, 13 169-174 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10035-010-0243-2
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010 Donohue TJ, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'Computer simulations as a tool for investigating dust generation in bulk solids handling operations', Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 26 265-274 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppsc.200900096
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2009 McBride W, Cleary PW, 'An investigation and optimization of the 'OLDS' elevator using Discrete Element Modeling', Powder Technology, 193 216-234 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2009.03.014
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12
2008 McBride B, 'An overview of the OLDS elevator concept', AusIMM Bulletin, 44-46 (2008) [C2]

The OLDS elevator is a variation of a vertical screw elevator where instead of the screw flight rotating inside a fixed tube, the tube rotates around a fixed screw flight. This di... [more]

The OLDS elevator is a variation of a vertical screw elevator where instead of the screw flight rotating inside a fixed tube, the tube rotates around a fixed screw flight. This difference may seem superficial but the mechanics of operation are significantly different and the resulting device, the OLDS elevator, has the potential to replace and improve upon numerous existing elements of many plants. As part of the TUNRA bulk solids general research program, investigations were carried out into the OLDS elevators performance. The results of these investigations are summarised in this overview document. Further information can be located in the references.

2008 McBride W, Djukic M, 'Experimental evaluation of the QLDS elevator concept', Bulk Solids Handling, 28 26-30 (2008) [C2]
2007 McBride W, Ilic D, 'Design of self compensating soft loading hood', Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 24 370-374 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppsc.200601124
2007 McBride W, 'Base pressure measurements under a scale model stockpile: Effects of offset reclaim channels and predictive model developments', Particulate Science and Technology, 25 425-434 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02726350701487249
2006 McBride W, 'Base pressure measurements under a scale model stockpile', Particulate Science and Technology, 24 59-70 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02726350500403264
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2005 McBride W, Keys S, 'Application of a vertical venturi separator for improved recycling of automotive tyres', Chemical Engineering and Processing, 44 287-291 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cep.2004.02.023
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
1999 McBride B, Chambers J, 'Bulk density measurement using a `shear box'', Bulk Solids Handling, 19 501-505 (1999)

The bulk density of three materials, a gold ore, graded sand and a coal sample, was measured. Measurements were made using a conventional compressibility tester and a `shear box'.... [more]

The bulk density of three materials, a gold ore, graded sand and a coal sample, was measured. Measurements were made using a conventional compressibility tester and a `shear box'. Consolidation or maximum packing for a sample was achieved by `twisting' the sample when using the conventional bulk density test machine and with the shear box by shearing at a number of horizontal planes, here 7 layers through a sample were sheared. Bulk density measurements were also made with the conventional tester where instead of applying twisting, the sample was either tapped or no external stimuli applied. The two tests, using the conventional tester without twisting, provided low bulk density measurements. These measured bulk densities were expected to be in error as the bulk solid has not reached maximum packing for a set consolidation load. There was general agreement between the conventional machine with twisting and that with the shear box with 10 or 20 shear oscillations. Both bulk solid measurement methods were repeatable using different batches of the same bulk solid for the range of normal stress (2 kPa to 52 kPa) and moisture content.

1993 Scott OJ, McBride B, Roberts AW, Burke C, 'Computer modelling the reclaim action of a self-unloading vessel', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 121-128 (1993)

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of self unloading ships involved in the world shipping trade. This paper focuses on unloading difficulties encounter... [more]

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of self unloading ships involved in the world shipping trade. This paper focuses on unloading difficulties encountered on board the M.V. River Yarra, a vessel converted to self-unloading configuration in late 1991 which is now working around the Australian coastline. These difficulties arose when discharging cohesive materials such as gypsum, salt and slag. Due to the design of the reclaimer units a portion of the cargo within each hold was not positively reclaimed. This resulted in large unstable sections of cargo which caused damage to the reclaimer unit when they collapsed. The investigation involved the development of computer based solid models of each hold, the determination of strength and frictional characteristics of the various cargoes and a review of the slope stability of the cargo within the hold. From the solids model, the amount of cargo positively reclaimed and the capacity lost due to alterations to the holds were calculated. Measurement of the frictional and bulk strength characteristics allowed an analysis of the product stability within the hold during reclaim.

1993 Roberts AW, Manjunath KS, Mcbride W, 'Mechanics of screw feeder performance for bulk solids flow control', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia: Mechanical Engineering, ME18 67-73 (1993)

The design of screw feeders requires detailed consideration of the geometry at the interface of the screw and the feeder. This paper focuses on the determination of the required s... [more]

The design of screw feeders requires detailed consideration of the geometry at the interface of the screw and the feeder. This paper focuses on the determination of the required screw geometry and variable volumetric efficiency along the screw in order to predict the required parameters of pitch, screw diameter, and core or shaft diameter to meet the stated objectives. Experimental results are presented which corroborate the theoretical predictions. Specific examples are highlighted and the optimization of screw geometry to achieve a required objective such as uniform draw-down is outlined.

Citations Scopus - 5
1992 Roberts AW, Manjunath KS, McBride W, 'Mechanics of screw feeder performance for bulk solids flow control', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 2 333-338 (1992)

The design of screw feeders requires detailed consideration of the geometry at the interface of the screw and the feeder. This paper focuses on the determination of the required s... [more]

The design of screw feeders requires detailed consideration of the geometry at the interface of the screw and the feeder. This paper focuses on the determination of the required screw geometry to achieve specified draw-down performance objectives. A theory is presented which takes into account the screw geometry and variable volumetric efficiency along the screw in order to predict the required parameters of pitch, screw diameter, and core or shaft diameter to meet the stated objectives. Experimental results are presented which corroborate the theoretical predictions. Specific examples are highlighted and the optimization of screw geometry to achieve a required objective such as uniform draw-down is outlined.

Citations Scopus - 1
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Conference (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Esmaili AA, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, McBride WM, Roberts AW, 'CFD modeling of a coarse particle free falling material stream', ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2013 Burton LJ, Albion M, Shepard M, McBride W, Kavanagh L, 'Helping First Year Engineering Students Get Set For Success In Their Studies', Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching: Refereed Papers from the 36th HERDSA Annual Conference, Auckland, NZ (2013) [E1]
2011 Donohue TJ, Ilic D, McBride W, 'Comparative particle attrition study for transfer chutes using DEM', Proceedings of the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium: Continuum and Distinct Element Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E1]
2010 Donohue TJ, Esmaili AA, McBride W, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, 'An investigation into the diameter of a material stream in freefall', Chemeca 2010: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2009 Donohue TJ, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'Analysis of transfer chute performance focusing on reduced dust emissions', 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2009, Montreal, Quebec (2009) [E2]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2009 Sutton KJ, Williams AP, McBride W, 'Exploring spatial ability and mapping the performance of engineering students', Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Sutton
2009 Sutton KJ, Williams AP, McBride W, 'Spatial ability performance of female engineering students', Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Sutton
2009 Fernandez JW, Cleary PW, McBride W, 'Effect of screw design on hopper draw down by a horizontal screw feeder', Computational Fluid Dynamics: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2009 Donohue TJ, Ilic D, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'A coupled continuum and CFD model to investigate the effects of dust generation', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2009 McBride W, 'Functional comparisons of screw based elevators', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2009 McBride W, Sinnott M, Cleary PW, 'Bucket elevators: Head pulley transition impact on bucket discharge', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2008 Donohue TJ, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'Dust suppression and the use of CFD software', Innovation in Bulk Materials Handling & Processing 2008 Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2008 Donohue TJ, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'The application of CFD to investigate chute geometry to minimise dust generation', International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Prague, Czech Republic (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2007 McBride W, Cleary PW, 'Understanding the 'OLDS' elevator', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference Discrete Element Methods. DEM 07, Brisbane (2007) [E1]
2007 Ilic D, McBride W, Katterfield A, 'Validation of continuum methods utilising discrete element simulations as applied to a slewing stacker transfer chute', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007 McBride W, Djukic M, 'Experimental evaluation of the OLDS elevator concept', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2006 McBride W, 'Stockpile reclaim prediction', Bulk Material Handling Conference Proceedings CD-Rom, Brisbane (2006) [E2]
2006 McBride W, Ilic D, 'Design of a Self Compensating Soft Loading Hood', Bulk Materials Handling Conference Proceedings CD-Rom, Brisbane (2006) [E2]
2006 McBride W, Wiche SJ, Roberts AW, 'Technological advancements in bulk materials flowability tester', Bulk Materials Handling Conference Proceedings CD-Rom, Brisbane (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2005 Cleary P, Sinnott M, McBride W, 'Prediction of particle flows and blockage problems in realistic 3D transfer chutes', 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Scotland (2005) [E1]
2005 Wiche SJ, Roberts AW, McBride W, 'Development and Application of a Uniaxial Type Flowability Tester for Characterising Bulk Solids', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2004 Wiche SJ, Roberts AW, McBride W, 'A Flowability Tester for Characterising Bulk Solids', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bulk Materials, Storage, Handling and Transportation, University of Wollongong (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2003 McBride W, Keys S, 'Application of a Vertical Venturi Separator for Improved Recycling of Automotive Tyres', The 4th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids Proceedings Volume 1, Budapest, Hungary (2003) [E2]
2003 Owen PJ, Cleary PW, McBride W, 'Simulated Granular Flow in Screw Feeders Using 3D Discrete Element Method (DEM)', CHEMECA 2003 Proceedings (CD), Melbourne, Australia (2003) [E2]
2002 Wiche SJ, Roberts AW, McBride W, 'Development of bulk solid flowability test machine', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD), Sydney, Australia (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2002 McBride W, 'Prediction of Bulk Material Stockpile Reclaim Capacity', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD), Sydney, Australia (2002) [E1]
2001 McBride W, 'Base Pressure Measurements Under a Scale Model Stockpile', The Seventh International Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation Conference Proceedings Volume One, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E1]
2000 McBride B, 'Design and development of a direct contact stockpile loadcell', FROM POWDER TO BULK, IMECHE HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, ENGLAND (2000)
Citations Web of Science - 2
2000 McBride B, 'Curved transfer chute - results of site trials and optimization', FROM POWDER TO BULK, IMECHE HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, ENGLAND (2000)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $612,475

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


20111 grants / $12,800

Get set for success: Using online assessments to motivate first year engineering students to engage in and manage their learning$12,800

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Lorelle Burton, Professor David Dowling, Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh, Doctor Liza O'Moore, Dr Tim Aubrey, Professor David Lowe, Associate Professor Bill McBride, Doctor Janelle Wilkes, Mr Rex Glencross-Grant
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1200526
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20101 grants / $300,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190069
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20081 grants / $280,000

Passive Control of Dust Emissions from Belt Conveyor Systems$280,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Bill McBride
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187541
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20073 grants / $7,675

Evaluation and modelling of operational parameters associated with the 'Olds' Elevator$4,134

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Bill McBride
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187898
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Evaluation and modelling of operational parameters associated with the 'Olds' Elevator$1,841

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Bill McBride
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188318
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

DEM 07, Stamford Hotel Brisbane, 27/8/2007 - 29/8/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Bill McBride
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188155
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $12,000

Investigation of Bulk Material Properties for Computer Simulation of Dynamic Systems$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Bill McBride
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184311
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.2
PhD0.73

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Development of a Fatigue Damage Spectrum for Small Wind Turbine Blades
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Multi-Dimensional Optimisation of a Small Scale, Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbines
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Computational Modelling of Small Wind Turbines Operating in Unsteady Flows
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Curriculum Development in Engineering Education: A Case Study of Change Agents in the Telecommunication Specialty
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2010 The Design of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009 Passive Control of Dust Emissions in Discrete Bulk Materials Feed Situation
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Neutron Diffraction and Micromechanical Modelling for Elastic Constant and Stress Determination in Polycrystals
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Experimental and Theoretical Advances for Innovative Bypass Pneumatic Conveying System Design
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Dust Emissions From Transfer Chutes
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2006 A New Technique to Generate Detailed Finite Element Models from CT Scan Data and a Comparative Study Between Biting Activity for Panthera Leo and Smilodon Fatalis
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Bill McBride

Position

Assistant Dean
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email william.mcbride@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 15208
Fax (02) 492 16946

Office

Room ES437
Building Engineering Science - D.W. George
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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