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Making their Mach

By • December 1st, 2016

Dr Vincent Wheatley and his team, from the University of Queensland  are using Pawsey’s Magnus system to design a re-usable second-stage scramjet able to launch into space. Scramjets are air-breathing engines designed for supersonic function (beyond the speed of sound), where, as Dr Wheatley explains, the internal conventional propulsion systems, such as those found on commercialmore…

Large scale flow dynamics simulations for block caving research

By • February 18th, 2015

The Earth’s richest base and precious metal deposits near to the surface have all but been exhausted. In order to economically mine the deeper and low-grade mineral deposits, mining companies are increasingly employing a mining method known as block caving. Ore is fragmented under action of gravity and then extracted from below via an arraymore…