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ME4521 - Bulk Materials Handling

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: ME2525

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.