Emile Webster

Doctor of Philosophy, (Instrumentation & Process Engineering)
Study Completed: 2010
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
The application of Helmholtz resonance to determination of the volume of solids, liquids and particulate matter

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Mr Webster investigated an acoustical method, employing Helmholtz resonance, for volume determination of solids, liquids and particulate material. To date there has been little published research on the viability of this technique. Therefore, the aim of the investigation was to reveal the significant factors influencing volume measurements of these materials. In the process, two new and highly accurate measurement methods were developed, which allowed a significant reduction in the time required to analyse a sample. Another prominent outcome was the preliminary viability study on the measurement, for commercial applications, of minerals and produce

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