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ME4521 - Bulk Materials Handling

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Must have completed 48 credit points toward BEngineering

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours practicals
  • 26 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 26 hours online workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.