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Course Unit Title : Particle Mechanics
Course Unit Code : 01MAD5112
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) :
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Properties of a particle and particulate materials (size, shape, etc.)
Application of the particle?fluid dynamics in mineral processing
Particle-fluid dynamics in mineral processing
Movement of particles in air and water
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Determination of basic properties a particle and particulate materials (size, shape, density, etc.), calculation of shape factors and equivalent diameter, particle size distribution and its effect on bulk density, porosity and packing of particles, behaviour of particles in a fluid (air and water), sizing and separation of particles by means of size, shape and density.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Properties of a particle and particulate materials (size, shape, etc.)
Application of the particle?fluid dynamics in mineral processing
Particle-fluid dynamics in mineral processing
Movement of particles in air and water
Course Aims : This course aims to provide the students with general knowledge related to properties of a particle and particulate materials and their behaviours in a fluid, definition of size and shape of a particle, determination of size distribution, specific surface area, density and flowability of particles, utilising of the particle properties in mineral processing.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Weiss, N.L., 1985, SME Mineral processing Handbook, Vol.-I, SME/AIME, New York
Hoşten, Ç., 2002, design of unit operations in mineral processing ,ODTÜ Basım işliği, Ankara
Önal, G., Ateşok, G., 1994, Mineral processing handbook,Yurt Madenciliğini Geliştirme Vakfı, İstanbul
Burt., O., 1984, Gravity concentration technology, Elsevier
Poslu, K., 1990, Particle mechanics, Textbook, Eskişehir
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 3 42  
Homeworks :
2 20 40  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 30 30  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
174  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
1 20
Homework :
2 20
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 General properties of particulate systems
 
2 Description of size of spherical and irregular particles
 
3 Determination of shape factors (surface and volume)
 
4 Particle-size analysis and particle-size equations
 
5 Determination of specific surface area
 
6 The packing of particles
 
7 Behaviour of particles in a fluid
 
8 Behaviour of particulate materials in a fluid
 
9 Free settling, hindered settling
 
10 Effect of flow conditions of fluid on the particle movement
 
11 Behaviour of the particles having different size, shape and density in a fluid
 
12 Effect of size and shape on performance of gravity concentration and classification
 
13 Effect of the particles? properties on the sedimentation, filtration and agglomeration
 
14 General assessment