Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Mechanical Engineering


With the growing increase in the bulk handling of grain, the grain auger type elevator is now being widely used. While some theoretical analyses of the grain auger have been made and performance data for particular size augers have been obtained, little information is available for general design purposes. This work, which is based on an experimental approach, is aimed at producing such information. The investigation has been carried out using a small scale model auger which allowed a comprehensive range of tests to be conducted on a more manageable basis.



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