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Dr Kenneth Williams

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

In the past decade Dr Williams has built into the existing air-particle experimental equipment located at the University of Newcastle a significant range of experimental techniques in numerous test equipment (aeration chambers, pneumatic conveyors, air-slides, particle impact and erosion testers, aeration viscometers). Dr Williams has had the opportunity to extend his research into the dynamics of bulk material handling systems and associated fields, which include continued research into dynamics of bulk material systems and the wear evolution process within these systems. More recently, Dr Williams has led the Universities research into Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) for safe transportation of bulk solids, in particular, Iron Ore and Coal in addition to commencing research into best design practices for handling material Ores and Minerals mined near and below the water table, i.e.  “Wet and Sticky Material”.

RESEARCH STATUS: Dr Williams is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle and also fulfills the role of the General Manager for Research within the University consultancy division of TUNRA Bulk Solids. Prior to this he was the Research and Development manager and Senior Consulting Engineer at TUNRA Bulks Solids. Dr Williams has provided supervisory guidance and mentor-ship with numerous students. He has supervised fourteen (14) 4th Yr Mechanical Engineering research students enrolled at the University. Dr Williams is supervisor to 1 Masters student who graduated in 2012 and 5 current and 2 completed PhD Students enrolled in postgraduate research at the University of Newcastle. He has also been the primary supervisor to numerous international students.

Dr Williams is part of the newly formed Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources, a member of the Priority Research Centre for Advanced Particle Processing and Transport and TUNRA Bulk Solids, all located at the University of Newcastle. All these organisations have extensive equipment and development capabilities which will be available for the experimental aspect of the project.  

Research Expertise
Dr Williams’ interest in particulate phenomena has been ongoing since his undergraduate studies where he developed equipment and conducted analysis on erosion testing of particle impacts on advanced composites. Dr Williams has worked on research and industrial projects for the past 10 years while completing his PhD studies in 2008, on a part time basis. During this period, considerable knowledge of current technologies used in industrial bulk solids transport system design were gained by Dr Williams, which enhanced the research approaches he used for improving system design and expanding dynamic particulate flow knowledge. With respect to this research, Dr Williams has been intrinsically involved in the transient modelling approach in both the fine powder and the granular particle flows and more recently, has investigated the use and limitations of commercially available Computational Fluid Dynamics software for dense and dispersed aerated particulate flow. More recently, Dr Williams have been instrumental in the ongoing challenge to improve bulk solids, characterisation in particular the aeration and de-aeration behaviour of bulk solids and wet and sticky material like Iron ore and nickel laterites. Ongoing work includes the development of numerical approaches to determine dense phase flow velocities; the micro-mechanical wear mechanisms of erosion and abrasion, in conjunction with the particulate flow profile around bends in pneumatic conveyors and transfer chutes. Dr Williams continues to pursue more robust methodologies to better define modelling approaches to analysis, identify and predict the transient flow behaviour in particulate transport systems for both fine powders and larger granular material. More recently, Dr Williams has been developing modelling techniques to predict bulk cargo surface and sub-surface failure under oscillatory conditions during ship borne transportation of ore and coal. This work has led to the more recent investigation of predicting moisture migration rates for bulk materials undergoing dynamic motions. this work is crucial for design of optimised bulk material systems. Dr Williams has published 26 refereed journals articles, 43 refereed conference proceedings, 57 non-refereed articles, 45 Technical reports. The high number of industry focused conferences that Dr Williams has published in and attended highlights his exposure and subsequent involvement with Australian and International industry.

Teaching Expertise
Dr Williams maintains an excellent balance with academia, industry and teaching within the particulate technology area. His industry experience and teaching in professional development courses in Australia and overseas has given him greater insight into the current modelling deficiencies of multi- phase systems (pneumatic conveying, particle/moisture migratory interactions) and associated wear models available to industry. This has enabled him to formulate the important transient based research approaches and identify and investigate wear mechanisms within gas-particle and particle dominated flow regimes (e.g. pneumatic conveyors, transfer systems). Dr Williams’ experience in designing and commissioning test equipment and integrating the important data acquisition components has contributed to the success of the teaching and research projects. SUMMARY OF DR WILLIAMS'S CURRENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION: Formal supervision of 6 Postgraduate students enrolled at the University of Newcastle with 1 PhD completion in 2013 and 2 PhD completions in 2014. Supervision of international students studying at the University of Newcastle on secondment from their home University: Two students, IIT Guwahati, India - 3 months internship (2005 and 2006), Two Students, University of Nuremburg, Germany - 6 month Diploma Thesis (2009 and 2011); Three students, University of Hannover, Germany - 3 months internship (2008, 2010, 2011); One student, IIT Delhi, India - 6 month PhD supervision (2009), One Student, TU Munich, – 6 Month Master Thesis (2012),One Student, Istanbul Technical University - 12 month Master Thesis (2012-2013). More international internships and master’s supervision are planned in 2015.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Williams is the General Manager for Research for TUNRA Bulk Solids. As part of these duties, Dr Williams co-ordinates the facilitation of the administration requirements for the research group. This group comprises at any one time over 20 postgraduate students and visiting international students in addition to visiting scholars. In addition, Dr Williams has led the work to develop and obtain accreditation for three significant worker components for TUNRA Bulk Solids, namely: 1. ISO 9001 Quality Management System in 2012, 2. AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems in 2013 and 3. ISO 14001: Environmental Management in 2014. In 2015, Dr Williams will drive the work effort required for the TUNRA Bulk Solids laboratory to attain the national Australian NATA accreditation and international ISO/IEC 17025 compliance and accreditation.

Collaborations
Dr Williams has established a research group which consists of 7 postgraduate students and 2 post-doctoral colleagues, studying numerous bulk solids phenomena and more recently, mechatronic elements and control theory for bulk solids systems. Dr Williams has also established strong links with five International Universities; India Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (Pneumatic Conveying), Central South University, Changsha, China (Computational Fluid Dynamics of aerated particulate transport systems), Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (Discrete Element Modelling), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (Vibration of bulk solids), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (Bulk Solids Handling) . He is continuing the current research in modelling aerated particulate flow and plastically deforming bulk solids, focusing on modelling transient responses and validation which involves using innovative instrumentation (e.g. ECT, Piezoelectric systems, PIV systems, ultrasonics).

Qualifications

  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Aviation Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Bulk Material Stress and Wall loads
  • Bulk Materials Handling
  • Dynamic Motion Analysis of Bulk Cargoes
  • Moisture Migration In Bulk Materials
  • Pnuematic Conveying
  • Transportable Moisture Limits

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 15
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 15
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 - 1/12/2014 Senior Research Associate University of Newcastle
Centre For Bulk Solids & Particulate Technologies
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2009 Research Associate University of Newcastle
Centre For Bulk Solids & Particulate Technologies
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (4 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 W Chen, Mark Jones
2015 Cenna AA, Biswas S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Understanding Wear Mechanisms and Their Implication to Service Life of Pneumatic Conveying Pipelines', , SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN 137-145 (2015) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06966-1_13
Co-authors Mark Jones
2014 Chen B, Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Wang Y, 'Investigation of energy consumption and wear in bypass pneumatic conveying of alumina', Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering 221-230 (2014)

© Springer-Verlag London 2014.Dense phase pneumatic conveying is critically dependent on the physical properties of the materials to be conveyed. However, many materials, such as... [more]

© Springer-Verlag London 2014.Dense phase pneumatic conveying is critically dependent on the physical properties of the materials to be conveyed. However, many materials, such as alumina and coarse fly ash, which are highly abrasive, do not have dense phase conveying capacity. Bypass pneumatic conveying systems provide a dense phase capability to non-dense phase capable bulk materials. These systems also provide the capacity of lower the conveying velocity and therefore lower pipeline wear and lower power consumption occurs. The objectives of this work were to study the energy consumption and wear of bypass pneumatic transport systems. Pneumatic conveying of alumina experiments were carried out in a 79 mm diameter main pipe with a 27 mm inner diameter bypass pipe with orifice plate flute arrangement. High-speed camera visualizations were employed to present flow regimes in a horizontal pipe. The experimental result showed the conveying velocity of bypass system is much lower than that of conventional pipelines; thus, specific energy consumption in the conveying process is reduced. The service life of the bypass line has also been estimated.

DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4993-4_20
Co-authors Mark Jones
2014 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Robinson W, 'Analysis of wear mechanisms in pneumatic conveying pipelines of fly ash', Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering 539-547 (2014)

© Springer-Verlag London 2014.Pneumatic conveying is a frequently used method of material transport particularly for in-plant transport over relatively short distances. This is p... [more]

© Springer-Verlag London 2014.Pneumatic conveying is a frequently used method of material transport particularly for in-plant transport over relatively short distances. This is primarily to exploit the degree of flexibility it offers in terms of pipeline routing as well as dust minimization. Approximately 80 % of industrial systems are traditionally dilute phase system which uses relatively large amount of air to achieve high particle velocities to stay away from trouble, such as blocking the pipeline. However, for many applications higher velocities lead to excessive levels wear of pipelines, bends, and fittings. To combat these problems, many innovative bends have been designed. These designs have solved the problem of wear in the bends, but often introduce the wear problem in the area immediately after the bend due to the changed flow conditions. Wear in pneumatic conveying is a very complex problem and at present there is limited understanding of the wear mechanisms responsible for the severe wear in certain areas of a pneumatic conveying pipeline. The ability to determine the wear mechanisms in these areas holds the key for determining the service life of pneumatic conveying pipelines in industry. Even though the fly can be conveyed at low velocity dense phase mode, wear of pipeline conveying fly ash remained a critical issue for many power plant operators. In this paper the wear mechanisms in a fly ash conveying pipeline has been analyzed. Wear samples from fly ash conveying pipeline have been collected and analyzed for dominant wear mechanisms in the critical wear areas. Analysis of the worn pipeline showed continuous wear channels along the bottom of the pipeline consistent with the abrasive wear by larger particles. The other severe wear areas are the sections after the special bends used to reduce bend wear. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis of the surfaces revealed that both erosive wear and abrasive wear mechanisms are present in these areas. Formation of a surface layer similar to transfer film in alumina conveying pipelines have been recognized in this analysis. These layers seem to be removed through brittle manners such as cracking and spalling. The wear mechanisms and the wear debris seen on the surface are consistent with wear by larger particles.

DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4993-4_47
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
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Journal article (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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, LLCParticle dispersion in the vicinity of an agricultural fertilizer spreader is difficult to capture due to the rapid particle traveling... [more]

2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLCParticle 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 W Chen, Timothy Donohue
2016 Plinke J, Prigge JD, Williams KC, 'Development of new analysis methods for the characterization and classification of wet sticky ores', Powder Technology, 294 252-258 (2016) [C1]

© 2016.Economic drives dictate the exploitation of formerly less attractive ore bodies located close to or even beneath the water table. These ores can cause handling problems an... [more]

© 2016.Economic drives dictate the exploitation of formerly less attractive ore bodies located close to or even beneath the water table. These ores can cause handling problems and expensive downtime of processing equipment due to their increased adhesive characteristics and are colloquially termed as "wet and sticky" ores.In order to gain a better understanding of the causes of poor performance in the handling process, experimental test methods for adhesion and cohesion within bulk solids samples were developed and validated. The results confirmed that adhesion of bulk solid to equipment surfaces is mainly governed by capillary pressure. It can therefore be described using the Young-Laplace equation, which implies that adhesion is primarily dependent on the interfacial water between bulk material and the adhesion partner. Accordingly, the governing material parameters of adhesion are its capillarity and permeability, as these two characterize water transport to or from the interface of the adhesion partners. Furthermore a threshold for the classification of a material as wet and sticky based on the measurements of adhesion and cohesion has been proposed.

DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.02.044
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2016 Wang Y, Williams KC, Jones MG, Chen B, 'Gas¿solid flow behaviour prediction for sand in bypass pneumatic conveying with conventional frictional-kinetic model', Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40 1339-1351 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier LtdBypass pneumatic conveying is an alternative way to convey material which does not have dense phase transport capability. The computational fluid dynamics base... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier LtdBypass pneumatic conveying is an alternative way to convey material which does not have dense phase transport capability. The computational fluid dynamics based commercial software Fluent 6.3 is used to investigate the pressure drop as well as the gas¿solid flow behaviour in a bypass pneumatic conveying system. The conveyed material was sand with a mean particle size of 378 µm and the solid loading ratio was in the range of 10¿123. The conventional frictional-kinetic model combining frictional and kinetic stresses simultaneously was applied for pressure drop prediction. The simulation results were then compared with experimental results from bypass pneumatic conveying tests. Selected image results from the computational fluid dynamics simulations were utilised and compared with images captured from high speed camera. In addition, a test case with low air mass flow rate and high solid loading ratio 82.49 was chosen as an example to show detailed gas¿solid flow behaviour in the simulation of highly dense flows. It was found that conventional frictional-kinetic model with modified packing limit and friction packing limit has greatly improved the pressure drop prediction result compared with kinetic theory without friction. The detailed analysis for the selected test case showed how the full bore dune formation and deformation of sand and bypass flutes interact. High amplitude fluctuations and variation in pressure and gas velocity were observed. The gas velocity vectors indicate a high degree of air penetration from the flute into the bypass pipe. This behaviour provides an aeration mechanism which is what makes the bypass system work and allows non-dense phase material to be conveyed in a dense mode of flow.

DOI 10.1016/j.apm.2016.06.034
2016 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, (2016)

© 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 Timothy Donohue, W Chen, Mark Jones
2016 Wang Y, Williams KC, Jones MG, Chen B, 'Pressure drop prediction with a modified frictional-kinetic model for alumina in bypass pneumatic conveying system', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 79 159-171 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.A new frictional-kinetic model is proposed and modified for pressure drop prediction of alumina in a bypass pneumatic conveying system. This new model is base... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.A new frictional-kinetic model is proposed and modified for pressure drop prediction of alumina in a bypass pneumatic conveying system. This new model is based on the conventional Johnson-Jackson frictional-kinetic model. The critical value of solids volume fraction and maximum packing limit are modified based on the fluidized bulk density and tapped bulk density, respectively. In addition, an offset solid volume fraction is introduced into the frictional pressure model as well as into the radial distribution functions which represents the correction factors to modify the probability of collisions between particles when solid phase becomes excessively dense. For the application of the model, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations were conducted by using kinetic theory, conventional frictional-kinetic model and modified frictional-kinetic model. The simulation results were then compared with the experimental results. It was found that the modified frictional-kinetic model showed the largest improvement on pressure drop prediction results compared with results obtained from applying the kinetic theory and the conventional frictional-kinetic model, especially for denser flows with low air mass flow rates and high solid loading ratios (SLR). In addition, the solids volume investigation of CFD simulations shows a strong comparison to the actual flow conditions in the pipe, as transient slug type flow of alumina is observed.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2015.11.001
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2015 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones M, Williams KC, 'Power Spectral Density Analysis of Pressure Fluctuation in Pneumatic Conveying of Powders', Particulate Science and Technology, (2015) [C1]

In order to reveal the unsteady features of gas¿solid flow, the pressure fluctuations were measured at different locations along the length of the pipeline while conveying powder... [more]

In order to reveal the unsteady features of gas¿solid flow, the pressure fluctuations were measured at different locations along the length of the pipeline while conveying powders through the pipeline. Power spectral density (PSD) functions were obtained for the analysis of the pressure fluctuation. Two types of powders (fly ash and alumina) were used in this analysis. The PSD analysis was conducted by taking into account different aspects such as flow conditions (dilute or dense), location of transmitter (top and bottom transmitters), location of transmitter along the length of the pipeline (three different locations), material property (fly ash or alumina), etc. Analysis of signals from top and bottom transmitters shows that it is not possible to identify the flow mode at upper and lower portions of pipeline. The magnitude of power is found to be higher for alumina as compared to fly ash. PSD parametric analysis reveals that frequency bandwidth and average power decreases exponentially with increase in solid loading ratio.

DOI 10.1080/02726351.2015.1008079
Co-authors Mark Jones
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, W Chen
2014 Roberts AW, Krull T, Williams KC, 'Load stability of bulk cargoes during ship transport', Bulk Solids Handling, 34 50-57 (2014) [C2]

The safe ocean transport of bulk cargoes on large bulk ships is vitally dependent on the stability of the cargo under the influence of the rolling pitching and yawing motion of th... [more]

The safe ocean transport of bulk cargoes on large bulk ships is vitally dependent on the stability of the cargo under the influence of the rolling pitching and yawing motion of the ship and the transmission of vibration from the ship's engine and propulsion machinery as well as wave motion induced whipping. Safety standards for ship transport are set by such bodies as the International Maritime Organisation with recommended tests for the assessment of bulk ores deemed suitable for safe ship transport. These test procedures are somewhat empirical and take no account of the well established and proven flow property tests, analysis and design methodologies widely accepted in field of bulk solids handling. These matters are discussed in this article. The stress states in loaded bulk cargoes are examined with respect to the establishment of maximum limits for surface rill angles as a function of a ship's roll angles.

Co-authors Alan Roberts, Tobias Krull
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 W Chen, 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 W Chen, Mark Jones
2014 Biswas S, Cenna A, Williams K, Jones M, 'Subsurface behavior of ductile material by particle impacts and its influence on wear mechanism', Procedia Engineering, 90 160-165 (2014) [E1]

© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.Erosion is observed in many industrial situations such as pneumatic conveying pipelines, shot peening and sand blasting where intera... [more]

© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.Erosion is observed in many industrial situations such as pneumatic conveying pipelines, shot peening and sand blasting where interaction between particle and surface is expected. A number of particle impact parameters and material surface properties are involved in the erosion process. Extensive studies have been conducted to understand the effects of the process parameters on erosion; however, only limited studies can be found in the literature associated with material surface and subsurface properties. In order to get a better understanding of the material surface and subsurface behaviour due to particle impacts for different parameters, erosion tests were performed for different impact angles and different particle velocities using a micro-sandblaster. Angular silicon carbide (SiC) particles were impacted on two different ductile surfaces, mild steel and aluminium, with a constant particle flux. Wear mechanisms were studied in terms of particle kinetic energy. Subsequently, the worn surfaces and their cross-sections were observed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) to relate the subsurface damage characteristics to different impact conditions, and to wear mechanisms. Results showed that at a lower impact angle, material was removed through cutting mechanism, while at a higher angle; material removed through predominantly deformation process. Also, subsurface cracking and subsurface damage were observed up to a certain depth from the worn surface. It appears both the depth of subsurface cracking and subsurface damages increases with increasing impact velocity. The variation is consistent with increase in surface and subsurface temperature at higher velocities. With increased temperature, the depth of the heat affected zone increases, which increases the work hardening layer thickness. In addition, subsurface microstructural damage is consistent with attainment of higher temperature which can be explained through the high strain-rate deformation and thermo-physical properties of the surface.

DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.830
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2013 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'CFD modeling and analysis of dense phase pneumatic conveying of fine particles including particle size distribution', POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 244 30-37 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.04.005
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mark Jones
2013 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Modeling and analysis for fluidized dense phase conveying including particle size distribution', Powder Technology, 235 386-394 (2013) [C1]

Pressure drop in fluidized dense phase pneumatic conveying involves frictional interactions among gas, particle and pipe wall. There have been numerous correlations proposed by di... [more]

Pressure drop in fluidized dense phase pneumatic conveying involves frictional interactions among gas, particle and pipe wall. There have been numerous correlations proposed by different researchers for predicting the pressure drop in fluidized dense phase conveying. In this paper steady state flow equations have been written for different phases and these equations are solved by assuming certain factors for different conveying materials. For writing the flow equations, a single gas phase and certain number of solids phases (which are chosen based on the particle size distribution of the conveying material) have been considered. Experimental data have been used as initial conditions at the exit of the pipeline in order to solve for the value of the flow parameters at the inlet of the pipeline. Experimental data have also been used to find the maximum possible conveying distance or maximum possible conveying pipeline diameter by imposing certain limiting conditions of conveying. Scaling equations for the solids mass flow rate and the air mass flow rate have been used to predict the pressure drop for different pipeline diameters and pipeline lengths. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2012.10.038
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Mark Jones
2013 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Modeling and analysis of dilute phase pneumatic conveying of fine particles', Powder Technology, 249 196-204 (2013) [C1]

Mathematical models of pneumatic conveying in dilute mode of flow have been presented by many researchers. Continuum approach is the most commonly used approach of modeling this k... [more]

Mathematical models of pneumatic conveying in dilute mode of flow have been presented by many researchers. Continuum approach is the most commonly used approach of modeling this kind of flow. In the present work a mathematical model has been developed which is in the form of governing equations such as continuity, momentum and energy equation. Energy equation has been written including a parameter called granular temperature. In this model, the dilute mode of conveying has been described as chaotically moving particles as granular gas characterized by granular temperature. Simulations have been performed in order to predict different parameters. The predicted pressure drop values were found to be in good agreement with the experimental data. Variations of important parameters such as absolute pressure, granular temperature along the length of the pipeline have been analyzed for different values of normal and restitution coefficients. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2013.08.014
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Mark Jones
2013 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones M, Williams KC, 'Modeling and analysis of solids friction factor for fluidized dense phase pneumatic conveying of powders', Particulate Science and Technology, 31 136-146 (2013) [C1]

Pressure drop in pneumatic conveying is due to frictional interaction among gas, particle, and pipe wall. Fictional forces due to solids can be calculated using a solids friction ... [more]

Pressure drop in pneumatic conveying is due to frictional interaction among gas, particle, and pipe wall. Fictional forces due to solids can be calculated using a solids friction factor. Many correlations have been proposed for predicting solids friction factor in dilute phase pneumatic conveying. These correlations are calculated based on value of the parameters calculated for a long pipeline or value of the parameter at the inlet of the pipeline. Pneumatic conveying in long pipelines suggests that some of the flow parameters are not constant along the length of the pipeline. This article presents a modeling technique for predicting solid friction factor taking into account of the local value of flow parameter. In this method, the solids friction factor is presented in terms of coefficient and exponents. The values of coefficient and exponents are predicted for fluidized dense phase conveying using different types of conveying materials. Values of coefficient and exponents are found to be different for different types of conveying materials. Variations of different parameters are studied using the calculated optimum values of coefficient and exponents. Experimental data are also used to find the possible maximum conveying distance or pipe diameter by imposing certain limiting conditions of conveying. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/02726351.2012.672544
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2012 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Transient parameter analysis of fluidized dense phase conveying', Powder Technology, 217 261-268 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2011.10.036
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Behera N, Agarwal VK, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Parameters affecting power consumption in pneumatic conveying of fine particles', Bulk Solids Handling, 31 336-340 (2011) [C2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Analysis of impact energy factors in ductile materials using single particle impact tests on gas gun', Tribology International, 44 1920-1925 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.triboint.2011.08.003
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Ma AC, Williams KC, Zhou JM, Jones MG, 'Numerical simulation of some effects on pressure drop predicting in pneumatic transport', Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, 32 13-16 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3963/j.issn.1671-4431.2010.23.004
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Ma AC, Williams KC, Zhou JM, Jones MG, 'Numerical study on pressure prediction and its main influence factors in pneumatic conveyors', Chemical Engineering Science, 65 6247-6258 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ces.2010.09.010
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Cenna AA, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Wear of pneumatic conveying pipelines: Flow visualisation and generation of a predictive model', Bulk Solids Handling, 30 190-195 (2010) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Page NW, 'Generation of transfer film and its effects on wear mechanisms in alumina conveying pipeline of mild steel', Wear, 267 362-367 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.wear.2008.12.021
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Katterfeld A, Williams KC, 'Functional analysis of tube chain conveyors. Part 1: General design and calculation principles', Bulk Solids & Powder: Science & Technology, 3 23-32 (2008) [C1]
2008 Katterfeld A, Williams KC, 'Functional analysis of tube chain conveyors. Part 2: Experimental research and final recommendation for the calculation', Bulk Solids & Powder: Science & Technology, 3 74-82 (2008) [C1]
2008 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Predicting the mode of flow in pneumatic conveying systems: A review', Particuology, 6 289-300 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2008.05.003
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, Krull T, 'Determination of slug permeability factor for pressure drop prediction of slug flow pneumatic conveying', Particuology, 6 307-315 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2008.05.001
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Mark Jones, Tobias Krull
2008 Williams KC, Jones MG, Cenna AA, 'Characterization of the gas pulse frequency, amplitude and velocity in non-steady dense phase pneumatic conveying of powders', Particuology, 6 301-306 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.partic.2008.03.007
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Cenna AA, Page NW, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Wear mechanisms in dense phase pneumatic conveying of alumina', Wear, 264 905-913 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.wear.2007.06.012
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, Krull T, 'Modelling the discontinuous-transient behaviour of slug flow in pneumatic conveying', Bulk Solids & Powder Science & Technology, 2 106-117 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Tobias Krull, Mark Jones
2007 Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Fluidised dense phase pneumatic conveying: An analysis of the pressure prediction behaviour of a solids friction power law technique', Bulk Solids & Powder Science & Technology, 2 22-28 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Page NW, 'Pipeline wear in the dense phase pneumatic conveying of alumina', Powder Handling and Processing, 18 232-238 (2006) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2004 Williams KC, Jones MG, Pan R, 'Classification diagrams for dense phase pneumatic conveying', Powder Handling & Processing, 15 368-373 (2004) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Mark Jones
2003 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Solids Friction Factors for Fluidized Dense-Phase Conveying', Particulate Science and Technology, 21 45-56 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02726350307495
Co-authors Mark Jones
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Conference (68 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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, W Chen
2017 Caldwell S, williams K, Guo J, Chen W, 'Aeration Induced Moisture Reduction of Iron Ore', Iron Ore 2017 (2017)
Co-authors W Chen, Jie Guo
2017 Guo J, Roberts AW, Williams K, Jones M, Bin C, 'Simulation investigation of flow patterns and feeder loads at hopper/feeder interface', Iron Ore 2017 (2017)
Co-authors Jie Guo, Alan Roberts, Mark Jones
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 s... [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 W Chen, Timothy Donohue
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 W Chen
2016 Orozovic O, Williams KW, Jones MG, 'The evolution of slug porosity characteristics in horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying', 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH 2016) (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2016 Orozovic O, Williams KW, Jones MG, 'Investigations and modeling of the layer fraction in horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying', ICBMH2016 Conference Proceedings (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
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 Timothy Donohue, W Chen
2015 Williams K, Honeyands TA, Holmes R, Orense R, Roberts A, Pender M, McCallum D, 'Maritime Bulk Cargo Transportable Moisture Limit Requirements for Iron Ore Shipments', Iron Ore 2015: Maximising Productivity. Proceedings (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Tobias Krull, Tom A Honeyands
2015 Ding H, Chen B, Williams K, Jones M, 'Development of design models for the transport of fine powders on air-gravity conveyors', CHoPS 2015 - 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (2015) [E2]

Air-gravity conveyors, commonly referred to as air-slides, are widely used in industry to convey bulk materials with the advantages of low particle velocities, low levels of parti... [more]

Air-gravity conveyors, commonly referred to as air-slides, are widely used in industry to convey bulk materials with the advantages of low particle velocities, low levels of particle attrition, potentially very high conveying rates and low power consumption. Most current designs are based on empirical design charts and past experience as there have been relatively few investigations attempting to model the flow of aerated powders on air-gravity conveyor systems. In this paper, ANSYS FLUENT has been used to simulate the air-gravity flow, where a steady, three-dimensional fluidized granular flow is considered in a rectangular channel having frictional side walls for different flow conditions. The results of simulated bed heights along the air-gravity channel are discussed. Moreover, this paper reports on work which attempts to develop a fundamental conveying model for air-gravity conveyor flows in inclined channels with an emphasis on the conservation of momentum taking into account the rheology of the gas-solid mixture. The conveying model shows the relationship between mass flow rate and bed height. The developed model well predicts the steady flow bed heights for each mass flow rate. A sensitivity analysis has been carried out which demonstrates that the conveying model can be applied to powders in a fluidized state to predict the bed heights of the flow under inclination angles between 1° to 10°.

Co-authors Mark Jones
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 W Chen, Timothy Donohue
2015 Orozovic O, Williams K, Jones M, 'A model for the layer fraction in horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying and comparison to the model of konrad', CHoPS 2015 - 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (2015) [E2]

The stationary layer of material between slugs in horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying is an important reflection on the state and dynamics of a system. The gas-liquid analogy... [more]

The stationary layer of material between slugs in horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying is an important reflection on the state and dynamics of a system. The gas-liquid analogy model of Konrad has been shown to accurately predict the layer fraction for a range of cases but the model breaks down near blockage conditions and does not consider material properties. A new model based on the rate of change of the layer fraction with respect to slug velocity was developed that accounts for material properties and is applicable at blockage conditions. Results from tests on polypropylene pellets were compared to the new model and the model of Konrad with both models satisfactorily predicting the layer fraction in the range of slug velocities that were observed for the material. At the higher extremity of slug velocity the new model predicted an earlier onset of a change in flow types than the model of Konrad which was supported by experimental observations but not enough data was obtained on the test material to compare predictions near blockage conditions. A material dependent constant in the new model was found for polypropylene pellets with further investigations needed to explore this constant as a predictive or classifying tool for materials and their ability to slug.

Co-authors Mark Jones
2015 Galvin KP, Roberts A, Loo CE, Evans GM, Williams K, Iveson SM, 'Australian Research Council Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore - an introduction', Iron Ore 2015: Maximising Productivity (2015) [E2]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Alan Roberts, Kevin Galvin, Bob Loo
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 W Chen, Mark Jones
2013 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Effects of surface modifications on wear mechanism in pneumatic conveying pipelines', ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
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 Mark Jones, W Chen
2013 Biswas S, Cenna A, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Energy dissipation into ductile surfaces by spherical zirconia bead at different impact conditions during erosion', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH 2013) (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2013 Chen B, Williams KC, Jones MG, Wang Y, 'Investigation of the effect of bypass configurations on energy consumption in pneumatic conveying of fly ash', Proceedings. ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2012 Ma A, Williams KC, Zhou J, Jones MG, 'Experimental and numerical research on pressure gradient of a pneumatic conveying pipeline of flyash', Proceedings : 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Engineering Applications ISDEA 2012 (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2012 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Alumina scale formation and build-up mechanisms pneumatic conveying pipelines', Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and Their Applications: Proceedings of Can'2012 Eleventh International Conference (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2012 Chen B, Williams KC, Jones MG, Wang Y, 'Experimental investigation of pressure drop of bypass pneumatic conveying of fly ash', Advanced Materials Research: Measurement and Control of Granular Materials (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2012 Jones MG, Chen B, Williams KC, Cenna AA, Wang Y, 'High speed visualization of pneumatic conveying of materials in bypass system', Measurement and Control of Granular Materials (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Chen B, Williams KC, Jones MG, Wang Y, 'Investigation of pressure and energy consumption in bypass pneumatic conveying systems', 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Wear mechanisms in pneumatic conveying of sand and analysis of predictive model for pipeline thickness loss', Engineering Asset Management and Infrastructure Sustainability: Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2010) (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Tan S, Chen B, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Analysis of low velocity dense phase pneumatic conveying system to extend system conveying capability', Advanced Materials Research (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.112
Co-authors Mark Jones
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 W Chen, Mark Jones
2011 Wang Y, Williams KC, Jones MG, Chen B, 'Comparison of CFD modelling of a fly ash powder with different pneumatic conveying bypass pipeline configurations', Proceedings of the 14th International Freight Pipeline Society Symposium (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2011 Jones MG, Chen B, Williams KC, 'Experimental investigation of low velocity pneumatic transport of fly ash in bypass system', Proceedings of the 14th International Freight Pipeline Society Symposium (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Wang Y, Williams KC, Jones MG, Chen B, 'CFD simulation of gas-solid flow in dense phase bypass pneumatic conveying using the Euler-Euler model', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2010 International Conference on Advanced Mechanical Engineering, AME 2010) (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.26-28.1190
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Williams K, Donohue T, Roberts A, Jones M, Ilic D, 'Particulate flow analysis in inclined pipes and transfer chutes using tomography imaging,discrete element simulations and continuum modeling approaches', Proceedings of the Fourth Baosteel biennial academic conference : BAOSTEEL BAC 2010 (2010)
Co-authors Dusan Ilic, Mark Jones, Timothy Donohue, Alan Roberts
2010 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Visualisation of flow structures and development of a predictive model for wear pneumatic conveying pipelines', Bulk Solids India 2010 Proceedings (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2010 Cenna AA, Pang K, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Micromechanics of wear and its application to predict the service life of pneumatic conveying pipelines', Engineering Asset Management: Proceedings of the 4th World Congess on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) 2009 (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-0-85729-320-6_31
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Williams KC, Ma AC, Jones MG, Olszewski T, 'Imaging the pneumatic conveying particulate flow of a fly ash powder using electrical capacitance tomography', 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2009 (2009) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Ma A, Williams KC, Zhou J, Jones MG, 'Numerical simulation study on sensitivity of pressure drop predicting in pneumatic transport with various settings', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'The influence of slug length on pressure drop prediction to slug flow pneumatic conveying', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Williams KC, Katterfeld A, Roberts AW, 'Time dependence effects during conveying of particulate material: A comparison between real world behaviour and calculation theory', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2009 Dresel A, Williams KC, Teipel U, Jones MG, 'A probability approach for investigation and determination of material slugs/air gap lengths and their ratios in dense-phase pneumatic conveying', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Chen B, Jones MG, Williams KC, Tan S, 'Design protocol for bypass pneumatic conveying systems', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Page NW, Jones MG, 'Analysis of properties of transfer film generated on alumina conveying pipeline using nano indenter', Engineering Asset Management: Proceedings of the Third World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems (WCEAM-IMS 2008) (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2009 Tan S, Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Pressure simulation of slug flow dense phase pneumatic conveying', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Measurement and Control of Granular Materials (MCGM 2009) (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Industrial applications of pneumatic conveying models', Innovation in Bulk Materials Handling & Processing 2008 Conference (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Williams KC, Olszewski T, Jones MG, Singh B, 'Electrical capacitance tomography of dense phase pneumatic conveying of flyash powder', International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Krull T, Williams KC, Hotte S, Jones MG, 'Investigation of the air gap and slug length ratio in slug flow pneumatic conveying', International Symposium Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids IV (RELPOWFLO IV): Proceedings (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones, Tobias Krull
2008 Jones MG, Williams KC, Busteed S, 'Analysis of transient behaviour in the dense phase conveying of powders', International Symposium Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids IV (RELPOWFLO IV): Proceedings (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2008 Williams KC, Seswai GM, Jones MG, 'The apparent viscocity of aerated alumina powder using a sphere drop technique', International Symposium Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids IV (RELPOWFLO IV): Proceedings (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Williams KC, Jones MG, Cenna AA, 'Pulsatile gas flow characterisation in dense phase pneumatic conveying of powders', 2007 International Symposium on Pneumatic Conveying Technologies. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, Krull T, 'Experimental verification of pressure drop prediction for slug-flow pneumatic conveying', 2007 International Symposium on Pneumatic Conveying Technologies. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones, Tobias Krull
2007 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Dense phase pneumatic conveying - Predictive techniques', 2007 International Symposium on Pneumatic Conveying Technologies. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Development of a predictive model for wear in pneumatic conveying pipelines', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Page NW, 'Analysis of mechanical properties of transfer film generated on dense phase pneumatic conveying pipeline of alumina', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Mode of flow prediction in pneumatic conveying - A review', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Theories for pressure drop of slug slow pneumatic conveying under uniform multiple slug condition', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mark Jones
2007 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, Krull T, 'Simulation of transient single slug behaviour in pneumatic conveying', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Tobias Krull, Mark Jones
2007 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Yadav Y, Jones MG, 'Amplitude phenomena of pressure fluctuations in dense phase pneumatic conveying of powders', ICMBH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Jones MG, Williams KC, Keys S, 'Profiling the Dilute Phase Flow Parameters of Large Throughput Coke Suction Cranes - A case study', Bulk Europe 2006 Papers CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Williams KC, Cenna AA, Jones MG, 'An Investigation in the Micro-Mechanical Failure Mode of Severe Localised Wear in Pneumatic Conveying of Alumina', CHoPS-05, 2006 Conference Proceedings CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Verification of Pressure Drop Model Over a Single Slug Based on Conservation of Air Mass', CHoPS-05, 2006 Conference Proceedings CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Theories for Dynamic Pressure Analysis of Low-Velocity Single-Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying', CHoPS-05, 2006 Conference Proceedings CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Williams KC, Jones MG, Tan S, 'Characterising the pulsatile structure of the gas flow in fluidised dense phase pneumatic conveying of cement meal', Proceeding of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Solids friction power law variations and their influence on pressure losses in fluidised dense phase pneumatic conveying', Proceedings of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Cenna AA, Williams KC, Jones MG, Page NW, 'Flow Visualisation in Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Alumina', Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) CD-Rom (2006) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Mark Jones
2006 Tan S, Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Dynamic Simulation of Single Slug Behaviour in Horizontal Low-Velocity Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Measurement and Control of Granular Materials (MCGM 2006) (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2004 Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Numerical model velocity profile of fluidised dense phase pneumatic conveying', Conference Paper (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2004 Williams KC, Jones MG, 'Modelling of the blockage mechanism in fluidised dense phase pneumatic conveying', Conference Paper (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2003 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Fluidised dense phase conveying characteristics using solids friction factors', The 4th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (2003) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2002 Jones MG, Williams KC, 'Solids Friction Factors for Fluidised Dense Phase Conveying', Pneumatic and Hydraulic Conveying Systems III (2002) [E3]
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Mark Jones
2002 Williams KC, Pan R, Jones MG, 'Conveyability of bulk materials in pneumatic conveying', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD) (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones
2002 Williams KC, Jones MG, Pan R, 'Bulk material classifications for the design of pneumatic conveying systems', 15th International Conference on Hydrotransport Incorporatig the 11th International Symposium of Freight Pipelines Volume I (2002) [E1]
Co-authors 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 W Chen

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 W Chen

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Williams KC, Dense Phase Pneumatic of powders: Design Aspects and Phenomena, University of newcastle (2008)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 33
Total funding $7,657,743

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201712 grants / $789,244

ACARP Project C27001 - Maritime Regulation Project for Coal Serf Heating Research and Assessment$430,440

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 Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700798
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Revised Dustiness and DEM Test Method (Update of AS4156.6): Part 2 Prepartion$80,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700800
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: 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

Entrepreneurs' Programme - Advanced de-watering of problematic ore and tailings$45,922

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

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 Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700660
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Assessment of bulk elastic response to consolidation$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601380
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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 Investigator
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 Investigator
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 Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700622
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

201611 grants / $905,340

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

Assessment of self-heating test standards and their applicability for determining self-heating susceptibility within coal storage and transport systems$194,800

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Professor Richard Bush, Doctor Peter Robinson, Mr TOBIAS Krull
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601225
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Autonomous on-line weighing system integrated into roller$60,413

Funding body: Control Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Funding body Control Systems Technology Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Mr PAUL Munzenberger, Ian Burrell
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600935
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
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

Strain Gauging of Roller Components$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Eprof ALAN Roberts, Prof MARK Jones, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Mr PAUL Munzenberger, Ian Burrell
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600933
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Erosion Testing$31,400

Funding body: Kooragang Bulk Facilites Pty Ltd

Funding body Kooragang Bulk Facilites Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Mr Subhankar Biswas, Doctor Timothy Donohue
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601260
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 Lead
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 Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601264
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Remediation of mine spoil soils employing nano-composites$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Raja Dharmarajan, Doctor Jianhua Du, Professor Nanthi Bolan, Doctor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601274
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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, Prof MARK Jones, Doctor Tobias Krull
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
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 Lead
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, Prof MARK Jones
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501386
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20142 grants / $1,658,135

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 Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400689
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Transportable Moisture Limit of Coal Bulk Cargoes$277,135

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Tobias Krull, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301436
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20132 grants / $3,444,173

ARC Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore$3,422,395

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Dr Benjamin Ellis, Mr Gregory Elphick, Mr Taavi Orupold, Mrs Lisa Allen, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1400313
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Towards the Next Generation Train Loaders for the Minerals Industries$21,778

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301053
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $401,000

A Systematic Evaluation of Transportable Moisture Limit Measurement Methods for Iron Ore Bulk Cargoes$386,000

Funding body: AMIRA International Limited

Funding body AMIRA International Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Tobias Krull, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Professor Mark Jones, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200568
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Fertiliser Spreading System Project$15,000

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme TechVouchers Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200843
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20111 grants / $180,000

An investigation of granular stress fields and permeability interactions in gas-solid flow$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Jones, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000218
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1
PhD2.55

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Dynamic Adhesion Identification, Characterisation and Modelling for Optimised Transfer System Design PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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 Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters Economic Evaluation of Bulk Solids Handling Related Services in Industry M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng), 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 Principal 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 Principal 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 Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Observations and Modelling of Flow Parameters: Reflected Insights into the Flow Mechanisms of Horizontal Granular Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveying PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Identification, Measurement and Modelling of Mineralogical Influence on WSO Flow Behaviour PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Development of Design Models For Air-Slide Fine Powder Transport PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Development of a Constitutive Model for Energy Factors in Erosive Wear Models to Predict the Service Life of Ductile Metals PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Experimental and Theoretical Advances for Innovative Bypass Pneumatic Conveying System Design PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Rheology of Aerated Fine Powders: Theory and Application in Pneumatic Conveying Systems PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Identification and Development of Embedded Computational Fluid Dynamic Models for Densely Packed Passive Bypass Pneumatic Conveying Systems PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters Experimental Determination of Deformation and Cutting Energy Factor for Wear Prediction of Pneumatic Conveying Pipeline M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Excellence in Innovation awarded

November 22, 2016

Newcastle Innovation hosted their annual Awards ceremony on Friday 18 November at Merewether Surfhouse.

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 Kenneth Williams

Position

Associate Professor
TUNRA Bulk Solids / CAPPT
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email ken.williams@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9038
Mobile 0403956522
Fax (02) 4033 9044

Office

Room A708
Building NIER Site - A Block
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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