Syllabus spring term 2007


Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Optional for: B4XPt, K4XP, Pi4. Course coordinator: Univ lektor Bernt Nilsson,, Inst för kemiteknik. Prerequisites: KAT031 Separation Processes, Basic Course, or KTE170 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering. Recommended prerequisites: FMN130 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations. Assessment: Written report and oral presentation, obligatory assignments. Further information: The course is limited to 24 students. Homepage:

Process Simulation introduces modeling and simulation for problem solving in process engineering. The parts of course, physical modeling, mathematical problem formulation, numerical methods and model validation with data, are introduced by lectures, exercises and computer laboratory, and are exemplified in a major course project. Examination is based on the course project presentations, both oral and written under realistic forms.

Process simulation presets modeling based on physical principles, mainly material and energy balances on process system, and the development of a well defined mathematical problem formulation. Methods for solving linear and nonlinear equation systems, ordinary differential equation systems are presented. Stationary distributed systems are solved using shooting methods and finite difference methods. Parameter estimation and model calibration is presented using linear and nonlinear regression. Development of simulators and simulation tools require basic knowledge in programming and on graphical user interfaces. These subjects are exemplified using MATLAB, the basic tool through out the course.

Nilsson, B: Process Simulation using MATLAB. Institutionen för kemiteknik 2002.