Undergraduate Course: Particle Technology Fundamentals and Industrial Applications 5 (SCEE11011)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course focusses on recent advances in particle technology and its application in manufacturing and processing particulate products. It offers both fundamentals and industrial case studies. The lectures will draw from the state
of the art research and industrial practice. A computational module will also be taught mainly focusing on the discrete element method.
1. Introduction. Topics in PT, significance, history and state of the art, applications.
2. Particle level mechanics. Inter-particle forces and contact models
3. Continuum-level granular mechanics. Statics, stress and strain, failure models, stress analysis
4. Granular flow fundamentals. Inertial, quasi-static and intermediate flows, dry and wet flows.
5. Cohesive powders flow. Cohesivity, flow function, cohesion effects on flow behaviour.
6. Rheology of suspensions, pastes and foodstuff. Viscosity, flow curves and relations to dry granular rheology.
7. Granular flows in silos and hoppers. Flow pattern, discharge rate and stress distributions.
8. Industrial case study 1: chemicals sector
9. Industrial case study 2: pharmaceuticals sector
10. Modelling and simulation fundamentals. Discrete element method and its scaling up to continuum information.
11. Modelling and Simulation of industrial processes.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain knowledge of fundamental granular mechanics and rheology.
- Able to identify the key particle and rheological properties affecting a manufacturing process in different industries.
- Able to use analytical and computational methods to model and analyse particle processes in industry.
|Martin Rhodes. Introduction to Particle Technology. John Wiley & Sons, 2008|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||particle technology,granular mechanics,granular flow,granular rheology,discrete element method
|Course organiser||Dr Jin Sun
Tel: (0131 6)51 9028
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080