Course syllabus

Process Simulation

KETN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Elective for: B4-pt, K4-p, MBIO1, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Examination through a set of subtasks, presented written and oral.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: KETF01 Transport Phenomena, Basic Course and KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course or KETF40/KTE170 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering
The number of participants is limited to: No
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course overlaps following course/s: KAT061

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Niklas Andersson,
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