Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. KETN01 overlaps following cours/es: KAT061. Optional for: B4pt, K4p, W4p. Course coordinator: Univ lektor Bernt Nilsson,, Chemical Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: KETF01 and KETF10 or KTE170. The number of participants is limited to 24 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Examination through a set of subtasks, presented written and oral together with a complementary exam. Further information: The course is limited to 24 students. Home page:

Simulation technique is a very important tool in process industry for advanced studies, such as analysis of operation condition changes and design of new processes. The course present a deepened skills and understanding of computer aided analysis and design of chemical processes. The course objective is to create opportunities for the student to become an competent user and commissioner of simulation technique through the presentation of possibilities, limitations and complexity by the technology.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course presents the formulation of mathematical models with companion numerical method for the solution of steady-state and dynamic lumped descriptions together steady-state and dynamic distributed descriptions. Elementary programming techniques to abstract and structuring for increased usage of computer based tools with graphical interface.

The course theory and methods are applied on a simulation project which is divided into a set of subtasks. The project is performed in group of two or three students. The course is based on integrated lectures and computer exercises under the first part. The second part of the course is dominated by independent project work. The course ends with an internal conference.

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