Dr Zhijun Zhong

Visiting Researcher




Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 1992
  • BSc in Agricultural Engineering, Inner Mongolia Agricutural University, PR of China 1982

Research Interests: 

Granular material characterisation

  • Two third of the raw materials are in granular form and all handling problems are associated with their properties.

Flow patterns of bulk solids in silos

  • Flow patterns of bulk solids in silos plays an important role in determining the silo wall loads and distribution. How the flow patterns could be successfully predicted is very chanllenging...


  • Bulk solids flow in silos
  • Coal handlability
  • Granular material characterisation
  • Silo wall pressure and distributions