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ME4521 - Bulk Materials Handling

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Overview of bulk solids handling systems; properties of bulk solids; design of bins: function of bins, mass and funnel flow bins, wall pressure, feeders; gravity flow of bulk solids; conveyors: belt conveying, pneumatic conveying, air assisted gravity conveying, hydraulic conveying, screw conveying, vibratory conveyors, other types (overview); other related issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental properties of bulk solids and the basic design principles of common bulk solids handling equipment.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (20% - 30%)
  • project reports (70% - 80%).
Prerequisites: ME2525

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