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Hastie, David B. Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Engineering and Mathematics Education Research Group
  • Academic Program Director - Mechanical Engineering Program - University of Wollongong in Dubai 2017 -
  • Deputy Director of the International Solids Handling Research Institute (ISHRI) - University of Wollongong 2017 -

Overview


David obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and Master of Engineering by Research (Hons) from the University of Wollongong before being employed at the University of Wollongong in 1997. In 2010, David was awarded his PhD titled “Belt Conveyor transfers: Quantifying and Modelling Mechanics of Particle Flow”. He has held several research positions and has been teaching since 2008, currently at Senior lecturer level in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. He teaches across all four years of the mechanical Engineering degree program and teaches in some of the largest compulsory engineering subjects in the faculty including; engineering computing and design and engineering fluid mechanics. For his efforts in teaching, David was awarded the Early Career Academic Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) in 2011 and again nominated in 2014.

David has published over 60 conference and journal papers in the areas of bulk materials handling and engineering education. His research interests include; analysis of belt conveyors, conveyor transfers and trajectories, calibration of particle/bulk parameters for accurate discrete element modelling (DEM) of industrial bulk materials applications and the quantification of segregation of granular and powder blends. He is also an expert advisor for Bulk Materials Engineering Australia, consulting on bulk materials handling problems and is Deputy Director of the International Solids Handling research Institute (ISHRI) at UOW.

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Belt conveying (transfers, trajectories, friction)
    • Segregation of bulk materials
    • Wear of bulk solids
    • Dustiness of bulk solids
    • Discrete element modelling (DEM), focussing on
      • Particle calibration
      • Segregation and mixing
      • Belt conveying

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Through commerical consulting projects undertaken at UOW, wide ranging bulk materials handling problems are solved via experimental testing, simulation and analysis with a direct benefit to Australian (and sometimes international) industry.

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation and Numerical Modelling of Sprays for Airborne Dust Suppression Roberts, Jon
    Doctor of Philosophy CFD- DEM Modelling of Powder Flows and Dust Generation Mechanisms Stone, Luke
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of Bulk Material Flow Properties Alexander, Edward
    Doctor of Philosophy Simulation Modelling of Transient Bulk Material Behaviour Hopkins, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigations into Modelling Dust Emissions and Suppression Solutions Liao, Rongfu
    Doctor of Philosophy R & D of Safe Bulk Material Handling of Radioactive Materials Chung, Simon

Outreach Overview


  • Dr Hastie has been a guest lecturer at the following institutions:

    • University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney. 2013 (Teaching 49316 Materials Handling)
    • Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China. 2015 and 2016 (Teaching Engineering Mechanics)

Organizer Of Event


Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering (MMM), Thesis: Belt Conveyor Transfers: Quantifying and Modelling Mechanisms of Particle Flow 2006 - 2010
  • M.E. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thesis: Investigation into Segregation of Bulk Solids in Storage Bins 1996 - 1997
  • B.E. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 1992 - 1995

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Hastie currently teaches the following undergraduate subjects:

    • ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis
    • ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics
    • MECH372 Solids Handling and Process Engineering
    • MECH426 Storage, Flow and Mechanical Conveying of Bulk Solids

    Dr Hastie has also previously taught the following undergraduate subjects:

    • ENGG152 Engineering Mechanics
    • ENGG154 Engineering Design and Innovation
    • MECH215 Fundamentals of Machine Component Design
    • MECH340 Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer for Mechatronics

Keywords


  • Belt Conveying
  • Belt Conveyor Trajectories
  • Belt Conveyor Transfers
  • Bin Design
  • Bulk Materials
  • DEM
  • Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)
  • Dust
  • Dustiness
  • Particle Segregation
  • Particle Simulation

Full Name


  • Dr David Hastie

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • D-5244-2014

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Belt conveying (transfers, trajectories, friction)
    • Segregation of bulk materials
    • Wear of bulk solids
    • Dustiness of bulk solids
    • Discrete element modelling (DEM), focussing on
      • Particle calibration
      • Segregation and mixing
      • Belt conveying

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Through commerical consulting projects undertaken at UOW, wide ranging bulk materials handling problems are solved via experimental testing, simulation and analysis with a direct benefit to Australian (and sometimes international) industry.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation and Numerical Modelling of Sprays for Airborne Dust Suppression Roberts, Jon
    Doctor of Philosophy CFD- DEM Modelling of Powder Flows and Dust Generation Mechanisms Stone, Luke
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of Bulk Material Flow Properties Alexander, Edward
    Doctor of Philosophy Simulation Modelling of Transient Bulk Material Behaviour Hopkins, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigations into Modelling Dust Emissions and Suppression Solutions Liao, Rongfu
    Doctor of Philosophy R & D of Safe Bulk Material Handling of Radioactive Materials Chung, Simon

Outreach Overview


  • Dr Hastie has been a guest lecturer at the following institutions:

    • University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney. 2013 (Teaching 49316 Materials Handling)
    • Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China. 2015 and 2016 (Teaching Engineering Mechanics)

Organizer Of Event


Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering (MMM), Thesis: Belt Conveyor Transfers: Quantifying and Modelling Mechanisms of Particle Flow 2006 - 2010
  • M.E. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thesis: Investigation into Segregation of Bulk Solids in Storage Bins 1996 - 1997
  • B.E. in Mechanical, University of Wollongong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 1992 - 1995

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Hastie currently teaches the following undergraduate subjects:

    • ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis
    • ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics
    • MECH372 Solids Handling and Process Engineering
    • MECH426 Storage, Flow and Mechanical Conveying of Bulk Solids

    Dr Hastie has also previously taught the following undergraduate subjects:

    • ENGG152 Engineering Mechanics
    • ENGG154 Engineering Design and Innovation
    • MECH215 Fundamentals of Machine Component Design
    • MECH340 Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer for Mechatronics

Keywords


  • Belt Conveying
  • Belt Conveyor Trajectories
  • Belt Conveyor Transfers
  • Bin Design
  • Bulk Materials
  • DEM
  • Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)
  • Dust
  • Dustiness
  • Particle Segregation
  • Particle Simulation

Full Name


  • Dr David Hastie

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • D-5244-2014

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