Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
PrerequisitesMECH2420 Engineering Mechanics; MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 1.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewBasic properties of bulk solids and particulates and basic concepts used to design bulk solids handling and processing equipment are presented based on the problems from industry.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Characterise particulates.2. Measure bulk solids properties at different conditions.3. Determine particulate packing.4. Determine stress distribution within particulate system.5. Understand basic concepts for mass, funnel and expanded flow bin design.6. Understand basic concepts of pneumatic conveying.7. Be aware of other conveying systems.CONTENTThe following topics are studied in the course:Basic properties of particulatesProperty variation of bulk solidsIntroduction to gravity flow in hopperBasic concepts in mass, funnel and expanded flow bin designSegregation and blending of particlesSingle phase flowBasic concepts in pneumatic conveying
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.