Check out Daniel’s article on pages 24-25 in the Autumn edition of the Mining Magazine (https://miningmagazine.com.au/). Here is the direct link to the issue: https://issuu.com/monkeymediamagazines/docs/mining_autumn_2023_web/26
The article is about a case study showing design principles for better chute wear liners using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM). An important design principle is the systematic utilisation of micro rock-boxes; where wear liners temporarily lock particles and causing them to flow over themselves rather than on the actual wear surface. This fosters a less severe wear regime and significantly reduces abrasive wear. The work was conducted during Daniel’s PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Michael Pereira, Dr Santiago Corujeira Gallo and Professor Matthew Barnett.