ARC Grant Success for Itai Einav, Kim Rasmussen and Greg Hancock
16 October 2008
Itai's project is titled Confined comminution and particle flow: a general model for large-scale canonical solutions, and is shared with Prof A Tordesillas from the University of Melbourne.
The project integrates recent advances in continuum mechanics to develop a novel theory of comminution for large-scale problems of grain-size reduction, beyond the reach of particle-based simulations. We will deliver new knowledge and predictive tools by solving fundamental and significant comminution problems. Underpinning this development will be a direct link between energy and particle kinematics. This unique methodology will enable the prediction of energy flow in fault zones, and energy losses from machine to particle and between particles
Greg and Kim will collaborate on a project entitled Advanced analysis methods for locally unstable steel structures.
The project will provide structural design and consulting engineers with advanced analysis tools which will help the profession to maintain its eminent position as a leader in the field, known for creating innovative solutions to complex structural engineering projects.
The availability of advanced analysis tools will promote research and innovation by Australian producers of cold-formed and thin-walled steel construction products, such as BlueScope Steel, and will encourage innovation in industry which will translate to enhanced export opportunities.
The end consumer will benefit from the superior structural products which will eventuate from the innovation stimulated by the analysis methods devised from this project.