The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course examines the basic properties of bulk solids and particulates in an industrial context. Relevant problems from industry are used to explore current approaches to the design of bulk solids handling and processing equipment.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Construct flow property graphs from lab test data

2. Interpret flow property data to complete conceptual design of mass flow, funnel flow and expanded flow bins

3. Determine stress distribution within a particulate system in symmetrical silos and bins

4. Compute feeder and gate loads for defined cases

5. Undertake conceptual design of dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems

6. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of integrated materials handling system


Content

1. Flow property determination of bulk materials

2. Bulk material testing and characterisation techniques

3. Introduction to gravity flow of bulk solids

4. Basic concepts in mass, funnel and expanded flow bin design

5. Segregation and blending of particles

6. Single phase flow theory for use in pneumatic conveying

7. Basic concepts in pneumatic conveying


Requisite

If you have completed MECH3130 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

MECH6130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and ParticulatesThis course examines the basic properties of bulk solids and particulates in an industrial context. Relevant problems from industry are used to explore current approaches to the design of bulk solids handling and processing equipment.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1060005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019MECH2420 Engineering Mechanics and MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 11. Flow property determination of bulk materials2. Bulk material testing and characterisation techniques3. Introduction to gravity flow of bulk solids4. Basic concepts in mass, funnel and expanded flow bin design5. Segregation and blending of particles6. Single phase flow theory for use in pneumatic conveying7. Basic concepts in pneumatic conveying YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Construct flow property graphs from lab test data2Interpret flow property data to complete conceptual design of mass flow, funnel flow and expanded flow bins3Determine stress distribution within a particulate system in symmetrical silos and bins4Compute feeder and gate loads for defined cases5Undertake conceptual design of dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems6Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of integrated materials handling system If you have completed MECH3130 you cannot enrol in this course.Report: Assignment 1Report: Assignment 2Report: Assignment 3Formal Examination: Final Exam CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus5hour(s)per Week for0Full Term11 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 3 hour lecture per week.


Assessment items

Report: Assignment 1

Report: Assignment 2

Report: Assignment 3

Formal Examination: Final Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 3 hour lecture per week.