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This course aims to develop students? ability in process simulation, broadly, in two areas: 1) the use of commercially available steady-state process simulation engines; 2) the development of process models and simulations from first principles using other applications such as Matlab, MathCad and Excel. In achieving these aims, the course will allow students to further develop their skillset in Process Thermodynamics, Process Analysis and Chemical Engineering Computer Applications.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
Fluid package choice in process simulation is of critical importance; the course continues the thermodynamics thread from Chemical Thermodynamics by discussing in more depth how to go about selecting an appropriate fluid package to simulate processes. The possibility of using multiple fluid packages to simulate different parts of a process is also introduced. Within the process simulation environment, students are given an in-depth course in process simulation incorporating a variety of process units, components and computational utilities such as optimisations and case studies. The development of process models from first principles is introduced and developed. An in-depth discussion and implementation of the relations between state functions and PVT models is undertaken with the end-goal of students being able to effectively develop their own process models. The basics of non-linear optimisation are embedded into this part of the course as is the development of proficiency in the use of packages such as Matlab, MathCad and Excel.
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