Dr Angus Morrison

Research Fellow

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
angus.morrison@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65915

Overview

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • These projects will computationally explore the behaviour of three-phase material inside mineral processing devices over a wider range of scales and operating conditions than are possible experimentally. Doing so will require the development of models for multiphase, bubbly and separated two-phase flows; and the implementation of population balance methods to track bubble-particle attachment and bubble and particle size evolution. For these projects, a range of commercial and open-source solvers, such as STAR-CCM+ and OpenFOAM respectively, will be implemented on the University of Queensland's high-performance computers.

    The projects will be primarily computational, but may include small-scale experiments to isolate the detailed behaviour of multiphase materials in a laboratory setting.

  • These projects will explore the effect of equipment design and operation on the behaviour of three-phase material inside various mineral processing devices such as HydroFloat cells, conventional mechanical flotation cells, Reflux classifiers, and hydrocyclones. This will be achieved using a range of flow imaging techniques including positron emission particle tracking (PEPT), neutron transmission tomography, laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), and optical image analysis techniques. The data thus produced will not only offer insights into the performance and behaviour of these devices, but will also provide detailed validation datasets for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of multiphase flows.

    The projects will be primarily experimental, but may include some CFD modelling depending on the background and interests of the student. Most of the experimental work for these projects will be conducted in laboratories at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Brisbane, but some experiments will require international travel to partner institutions in South Africa and Europe.

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Publications

Journal Article

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • These projects will computationally explore the behaviour of three-phase material inside mineral processing devices over a wider range of scales and operating conditions than are possible experimentally. Doing so will require the development of models for multiphase, bubbly and separated two-phase flows; and the implementation of population balance methods to track bubble-particle attachment and bubble and particle size evolution. For these projects, a range of commercial and open-source solvers, such as STAR-CCM+ and OpenFOAM respectively, will be implemented on the University of Queensland's high-performance computers.

    The projects will be primarily computational, but may include small-scale experiments to isolate the detailed behaviour of multiphase materials in a laboratory setting.

  • These projects will explore the effect of equipment design and operation on the behaviour of three-phase material inside various mineral processing devices such as HydroFloat cells, conventional mechanical flotation cells, Reflux classifiers, and hydrocyclones. This will be achieved using a range of flow imaging techniques including positron emission particle tracking (PEPT), neutron transmission tomography, laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), and optical image analysis techniques. The data thus produced will not only offer insights into the performance and behaviour of these devices, but will also provide detailed validation datasets for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of multiphase flows.

    The projects will be primarily experimental, but may include some CFD modelling depending on the background and interests of the student. Most of the experimental work for these projects will be conducted in laboratories at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Brisbane, but some experiments will require international travel to partner institutions in South Africa and Europe.