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Christian Felipe Ihle Bascuñán

Profesor Asociado

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Dinámica de flujos bi-fásicos; Flujo de pulpas y relaves; Hidrodinámica Ambiental; Convección térmica; separación sólido-líquido; Flujos de fluidos no-Newtonianos; Fluid dynamics; Granular and non Newtonian flows; Gas transfer across interfaces;

Educación

  •  Ingeniero Civil Mecánico, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1999
  •  Doctorado en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Mención Fluidodinámica, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2011

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - 2018

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

  •   Principal Investigator Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Ingeniero de proyectos Full Time

    Termelec Ingeniería

    Santiago, Chile

    2000 - 2002

  •   Jefe de Ingeniería y Mantenimiento Full Time

    Salmofood S.A.

    Castro, Chile

    2002 - 2003

  •   Gerente de investigación y desarrollo Full Time

    BRASS Chile S.A.

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - 2011

  •   Investigador Full Time

    Universidad de Chile - AMTC

    Chile

    2011 - 2013

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Ongoing
Reyes, C. (2020-2023). Numerical modelling of heat assisted lamellar settling. PhD thesis, Doctorate Program in Engineering Science, mention Fluid Dynamics, Universidad de Chile.
Perea, C. (2020-2023). Copper leaching using monosodium glutamate. PhD thesis, Doctorate Program in Mining Engineering, Universidad de Chile.
Apaz, F. (2019-2022). Experimental investigation on heat assisted lamellar settling. PhD thesis, Doctorate Program in Engineering Science, mention Fluid Dynamics, Universidad de Chile.
López, C. (2018-2021). Assessment of secondary flocculation of tailings with fine content (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engi- neering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.

Completed
Monsalve, K. (2021). A model for dangerous distance determination from tailings impoundments (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Crovetto, M. (2019). Settling modelling in the rheology of fine particle suspensions (Supervisor). Engineering (undergraduate) thesis, Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Cortés, M. (2019). Tailings consolidation and drying analysis to assess improvements for water recovery at conventional tailing storage facilities operated with inner cells (Co-supervisor). Engineering (undergraduate) Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Contreras, S. (2019). Characterization of the effect of mineralogy, clay abundance and saline medium presence on the rheological properties of copper sulphide tailings (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Castillo, C. (2018). Effect of water characteristics on the hydrodynamic conditions of flocculation of a copper sulphide tailing with clay (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
Zolezzi, C. (2018). Effect of the degree of oxidation of graphene oxide on the remotion of soluble and particulate pollutants (co-Supervisor). Engineering (undergraduate) Thesis, Department of Chemical and Biotech- nological Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
P. Valencia (2018). Effect of pipeline stopping times on the operational safety of concentrate pipelines: towards the determination of maximum times (Supervisor). Engineering (undergraduate) Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
C. Reyes (2017). Numerical modelling of ionic exchange of clays in slurry turbulent pipeline flow with seawater (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Mineral Processing and Extrac- tive Metallurgy, Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical
Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
S. Palma (2016). Experimental and numerical study of two-phase flow and segregation in mild sloping conducts (Supervisor). PhD thesis, Doctorate Program in Engineering Science, mention Fluid Dynamics, Universidad de Chile.
J. Casanova (2015). Circular Taylor-Couette instabilities in hyperconcentrated suspensions (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
J. Cotroneo (2015). Sedimentation of bidisperse mixtures in inclined planes (Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
G. Montserrat (2015). Deposit velocities and pressure losses in solid-non-Newtonian liquid flows in pipelines (co-Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
J. Merrill (2015). Study on the mineralogical composition of slurry pulps (co-Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Extractive Metallurgy, Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.
T. Trewhela (2015). Effect of topography on shallow flows of non-Newtonian fluids (co-Supervisor). MSc Thesis in Engineering Science, mention Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.


Difusión y Transferencia


Workshops and invited conferences
Ihle, C. F. (2019). Discussion panel member. In COCHILCO Water Supply in Mining Forum, 15th October 2019, Santiago, Chile.
Ihle, C. F. (2019). Efficient water (re)use in mining. In The future is now — Game changing technologies in mining (28th March 2019), Santiago, Chile.
Ihle, C. F. (2018). Handling and recovery of water in tailings (in Spanish). In Beauchef Mineri?a Colloquium, Santiago, Chile, May 2018.
Ihle, C. F. (2018). Hydrodynamic implications of STP discharges. In NYKOS Project Workshop, Ha?holmen, Norway, April 2018.
Ihle, C. F. (2017). New challenges on tailing management (in Spanish). In Workshop on Tailing Management and Secondary Mining, Santiago, Chile, November 2017. University of Chile.
Valencia, P. and Ihle, C. F. (2017). Towards a method for the determination of maximum ore concentrate pipeline shutdown times (in Spanish). In XIV Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin, Vin?a del Mar, Chile, November 2017.
Reyes, C. and Ihle, C. F. (2017). CFD simulation of cation exchange in slurry pipeline flow. In Third CI2MA Workshop, organized jointly with CRHIAM, Concepcio?n, Chile, September 2017c. University of Concepcio?n.
A. Tamburrino & C. F. Ihle (2016). Hyperconcentrated discharges in water bodies: phenomenology and challenges (in Spanish). First Chilean conference on environmental engineering in aquatic systems. 30th November 2016, Santiago, Chile.
C. F. Ihle (2016). Tailings and operation (the challenge for integration). Alta Ley Seminar Series. Future of Mining: Tailings. 18th August 2016, Santiago, Chile.
C. F. Ihle (2015). Tailings and discharges characteristics. In Norway-Chile Research Initiatives’ information exchange workshop, 25th-27th November 2015, Las Cruces, Chile.
C. F. Ihle & Yarko Niño (2015). Open questions on the flow and mixing of hyperconcentrated, cohesive gravity currents. In GESAMP International Workshop on the impact of mine tailings, 10th-12th June 2015, Lima, Perú.
C. F. Ihle (2014). The role of water, energy and their costs in the operational efficiency of hydraulic transport of solids systems (in Spanish). In XI Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin 2014, Viña del Mar, Chile.
C. F. Ihle (2013). Challenges of ore concentrate pipeline transport (in Spanish). 5th CI2MA Focus Seminar – Numerical methods for multiphase flows, geophysics and related problems. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.
C. F. Ihle, F. Munizaga, A. Tamburrino (2013). Effect of topography in re-starting of concentrate pipelines (in Spanish). In X Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin 2012, Viña del Mar, Chile.
C. F. Ihle, A. Tamburrino (2013). Optimizing energy and water utilization in long distance slurry pipelines (in Spanish). 2nd LatAm Mine Water Conference 2013, Santiago, Chile.
C. F. Ihle, A. Tamburrino, T. Trewhela & A. Garcés (2012). Pulp flow modelling on complex topographies: a decision-making tool (in Spanish). In IX Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin 2012, Viña del Mar, Chile.
C. F. Ihle, P. Matamala & A. Tamburrino (2011). Pipeline diagnosis using ultrasound techniques (in Spanish). In VIII Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin 2012, Viña del Mar, Chile.
C. F. Ihle, A. Tamburrino, L. Navarro & R. Betinol (2010). Laboratory tests for the determination of risk factors in ore pipeline re-starting (in Spanish). In VII Workshop of Concentrate, mineral and tailings pipelines, Fluimin 2012, Viña del Mar, Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Publishing within 10% in category

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2014

    Award for publishing two research papers within the top 10% of the journal subject (Mining & Mineral Processing). Granted by the University Provost, Santiago, Chile.


 

Article (38)

A review on steeply inclined settlers for water clarification
Technical Assessment of Secondary Sedimentation Process in Copper Sulphide Tailings with the Presence of Clays, in Continental and Sea Water
Copper leaching from wastes electrical and electronic equipment (weee) using alkaline monosodium glutamate: Thermodynamics and dissolution tests
In-situ and real-time aggregation size evolution of copper sulfide precipitates using focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM)
A new statistically-based methodology for variability assessment of rheological parameters in mineral processing
Economic pipe diameter of settling slurries
Seawater flocculation of clay-based mining tailings: Impact of calcium and magnesium precipitation
Chemometric Optimisation of a Copper Sulphide Tailings Flocculation Process in the Presence of Clays
Heat-Assisted Batch Settling of Mineral Suspensions in Inclined Containers
The influence of seawater on magnetite tailing rheology
Analytical solutions for the flow depth of steady laminar, Bingham plastic tailings down wide channels
Characterization of a sediment layer of concentrated fluid-solid mixtures in tilted ducts at low Reynolds numbers
Effect of the Oxidation Degree of Graphene Oxides on their Adsorption, Flocculation, and Antibacterial Behavior
Numerical simulation of cation exchange in fine-coarse seawater slurry pipeline flow
The relevance of water recirculation in large scale mineral processing plants with a remote water supply
A comparison between ACO and Dijkstra algorithms for optimal ore concentrate pipeline routing
Physical and chemical transformations of gangue materials during leaching of copper sulphides, and their influence on copper leaching kinetics
Slurry rheology prediction based on hyperspectral characterization models for minerals quantification
Critical shear stress for incipient motion of non-cohesive particles in open-channel flows of pseudoplastic fluids
Digital image correlation applied to the calculation of the out-of-plane deformation induced by the formation of roll waves in a non-Newtonian fluid
Enhanced run-out of dam-break granular flows caused by initial fluidization and initial material expansion
Particle organization after viscous sedimentation in tilted containers
Computational modeling for efficient long distance ore transport using pipelines
Identifying the relative importance of energy and water costs in hydraulic transport systems through a combined physics- and cost-based indicator
Numerical simulations of comminution slurries over complex topographies: Putting together CFD and pipeline integrity
Should maximum pressures in ore pipelines be computed out of system startups or power outages?
A cost perspective for long distance ore pipeline water and energy utilization. Part I: Optimal base values
A cost perspective for long distance ore pipeline water and energy utilization. Part II: Effect of input parameter variability
Effect of sample manipulation on the Couette rheometry of copper concentrates
Roll wave appearance in bentonite suspensions flowing down inclined planes
A note on the Buckingham equation
The onset of natural convection in lakes and reservoirs due to night time cooling
Uncertainties in key transport variables in homogeneous slurry flows in pipelines
Variables affecting energy efficiency in turbulent ore concentrate pipeline transport
Stability of impulsively-driven natural convection with unsteady base state: implications of an adiabatic boundary
Simultaneous particle image velocimetry and synthetic schlieren measurements of an erupting thermal plume
The onset of nonpenetrative convection in a suddenly cooled layer of fluid
A new criterion to estimate the capacity of steeply inclined settlers of arbitrary cross-sectional shape

ConferencePaper (5)

An ant colony optimization-based approach for long distance ore pipeline routing
Copper concentrate couette rheometry: Looking for a sweet spot
Critical shear stress for incipient motion of non-cohesive particles in open channel flows of pseudoplastic fluids
Incipient motion of non-cohesive particles in yield stress fluid flows
Mecanismos de variabilidad en medición de curvas de flujo de mezclas sólido-líquido sedimentables a altas concentraciones

Letter (1)

The need to extend the study of greenhouse impacts of mining and mineral processing to hydraulic streams: long distance pipelines count

Patent (1)

SISTEMA DE CONTENCIÓN DE DERRAMES DESDE UNA TUBERÍA QUE TRANSPORTA FLUIDO O LODO A TRAVÉS DE DISTANCIAS DE VARIOS KILÓMETROS

Proyecto (15)

Tranque Inclusivo: Diseño de un sistema de monitoreo integral que permita determinar el desempeño de los depósitos de relaves a través del desarrollo de herramientas tecnológicas para monitorear variables criticas de estabilidad física y química
Heat assisted particle settling in slender, inclined containers
Multi-functional tribometer
BEDFORMS IN OSCILLATORY FLOWS OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS
LOFTING FLOWS OF CONCENTRATED SLURRIES
GRAVEL BED RIVERS CONTAMINATED BY FINE SEDIMENT AND MINING ACCIDENTS. EXPERIMENTS AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS.
GRAVEL BED RIVERS CONTAMINATED BY FINE SEDIMENT AND MINING ACCIDENTS. EXPERIMENTS AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS.
Advanced instrumentation for non-invasive measurement of velocity field in flows and concentration solid-liquid mixtures at high concentrations
Bedforms in non-Newtonian fluid flows
BEDFORMS IN NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID FLOWS
Instrumentación avanzada para la medición no invasiva de campos de velocidad y concentración en flujos de mezclas solidos-líquido a altas concentraciones
Experimental and numerical study on two-phase flow and segregation in mild sloping conducts
EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY ON TWO-PHASE FLOW AND SEGREGATION IN MILD SLOPING CONDUCTS
Advanced Mining Technology Center - AMTC
Bioflotation of sulfides in seawater: evaluation of potential application of biocomponents in copper ore processing with seawater (BS2)

Review (1)

The least energy and water cost condition for turbulent, homogeneous pipeline slurry transport
51
Christian Ihle

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería de Minas

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

18
Aldo Tamburrino

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Civil

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Yarko Niño

Profesor Titular

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Santiago Montserrat

Investigador Asociado

Advanced Mining Technology Center, AMTC

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Cristian Reyes

Ingeniero e Investigador

Minería

AMTC, Laboratorio de Reología y Fluidodinámica, Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Ricardo Jeldres

Profesor Asistente

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

Concepción, Chile

2
JULIAN ORTIZ

Associate Professor

Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Queen's University

Kingston, ON, Canada

2
Willy Kracht

Associate Professor

Department of Mining Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Sergio Palma

Académico (Profesor Asistente)

Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Minas y Materiales

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Santiago, Chile

1
Manuel Caraballo

Assistant Professor

Mining Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Luis Cisternas

Professor

Mineral Process and Chemical Engineering

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Alvaro Olivera

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Raul Castro

Associate Professor

Mining Engineering

University of Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudia Castillo

Investigadora asociada

AMTC

santiago, Chile

1
patricia palma

Académico

Departamento de Patología y Medicina Oral

Universidad de Chile

santiago, Chile

1
Sebastián Contreras

Doctoral Researcher

Neural Systems Theory

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Göttingen, Alemania

1
Fernando Apaz

académico

ingeniería mecánica

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Javier Merrill

Ingeniero Experimental de Procesos

CSIRO Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Brian Townley

Associate Professor

Geology

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Tomas Trewhela

Assistant Professor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Vina del Mar, Chile

1
Catalina López

Académico

Ingeniería Química

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana

Ñuñoa, Chile

1
Nicolás Amigo

Academico

Informática

Universidad San Sebastián

Santiago, Chile

1
Camilo Zolezzi

Ingeniero Investigador

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile