By Hans Rumpf
The foundation for translating this vintage textual content got here in the course of a sabbatical 12 months spent on the college of Karlsruhe in 1974. below the management of the past due Professor Hans Rumpf, the Institut fUr Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik, Karlsruhe, from the early Nineteen Sixties onwards, through huge examine and complicated educating had promoted the self-discipline of mechanical procedure expertise, a department of approach engineering which have been particularly overlooked, in particular in lots of chemical engineering leave ments of universities within the English-speaking international. there's a desire for texts of this sort, quite for the extra really good educating that should be performed in the course of the later phases of engineering classes. This paintings, that's quite a monograph, serves as a concise and compact advent, albeit at a sophisticated point, to all these capabilities of approach engineering that experience to do with the dealing with and therapy of particulate subject and bulk solids. a lot of this knowledge has formerly been scattered round journals and different books and never introduced jointly in a single paintings. in addition, Rumpf has emphasised the actual and theoretical foundations of the topic and kept away from a therapy that's easily empirical.