TUNRA 3-Day Course

TIM DONOHUE COURSE PRESENTERS ALAN ROBERTS Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts AM is the Founding Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids. He is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, Member of the I Mech. E. (U.K.) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has received several awards including: Institution Award Medal, Sir George Julius and A.G.M. Michell Medals from Engineers Australia, Solids Handling Award, Institution of Mechanical Engineers U.K.; Lifetime Achievement Award of British Materials Handling Board, Member of the Order of Australia and Centenary Medal. His research and consulting in the field of bulk solids handling spans a period of 50 years. He has published 5 design manuals and over 350 research papers. DANIEL AUSLING Associate Professor Craig Wheeler is the Associate Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids and Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He worked for 10 years with BHP Billiton in Australia in a variety of engineering positions, including maintenance, production and design. Since joining the University he has worked as a consultant for TUNRA Bulk Solids for over 10 years. His particular interests include belt conveying, transfer chute design and mechanical conveying. CRAIG WHEELER Dr Tim Donohue is the Business Unit Manager of TUNRA Bulk Solids (TBS). Tim is responsible for the overall operation of TBS and has completed a significant number of projects in the materials handling field. Tim operates across all aspects of the business including flow property testing, the provision of specialised testing services such as wear testing, along with general consulting projects. His expertise lies in transfer chute design, bin and hopper design and numerical modelling. Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) is being used more widely in the materials handling field and TBS keeps abreast of new advancements through Tim’s presence on the scientific committee for the international conference series on DEM. Through both research and consulting projects Tim has built significant experience in the bulk materials field to deliver value to Clients through solving industry problems. Mr Daniel Ausling has been a research and consulting engineer at TUNRA Bulk Solids for over 6 years. Furthermore, he has been involved in the field of bulk solids handling since 2003 when he received an industry scholarship with TUNRA Bulk Solids lasting the duration of his undergraduate studies. He has worked across all facets of the business from material testing, transfer chute design,simulation and conveyor design. Daniel currently manages the materials testing and analysis operations of TUNRA Bulk Solids.

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