It is estimated that 40% of the capacity of the industrial plants is wasted because of bulk handling problems (Tijskens et al. 2006) and around 10% of the world’s energy goes into the handling of these bulk materials. Natural bulk materials or particles associated with bulk solids are mostly complex, and frequently behave differently based on external conditions, which make it more challenging for process development specifically for cohesive materials.
The objectives of the project are to investigate the dry as well as wet contact adhesion for the chosen process(es), to develop a DEM model for quasistatic and dynamic processes and validate against simple tests, and to develop an upscaling procedure from DEM particle model to process scale compartment model. The key steps include:
Current Stay: P&G UK, Newcastle from September 2015
Previous Stay: TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig – Germany
Since September 2014 Research Associate at iPAT - Research Group "Bulk Solids and Granular Matters".
2013-2014 Quick Hire Scientist in CSIR-IMMT, INDIA.
2011-2013 Master Studies in Material Resource Engineering at AcSIR University, India.
P&G Technical Centres