CH5530 – Process Simulation Lab
- The objective of the lab is to introduce students to solving process simulation problems using MATLAB and Aspen-Plus. A basic background in Numerical Methods and Chemical Engineering is expected, though all the key concepts required for the lab will be reviewed during the course of the semester.
- The first part of this course will focus on MATLAB, which is a powerful language for engineering applications. Starting with basics of MATLAB, we will review key computational techniques relevant to MATLAB functions and use them for simulation and analysis.
- The second part will cover process simulation using the Aspen-Plus package, which is an industry standard for process simulations. This involves introducing key features of Aspen-Plus package, including property estimation, flow-sheeting, and process design.
- Truncated Taylor’s series & errors. Numerical differentiation and integration. ODE-IVP: Understanding Runge-Kutta Method. RK Method in Multiple Variables. ODE-IVP: Solving and Application to Transient System Reactor simulations. Linear Algebra and Linear System Analysis. Eigen vectors, directionality, linear stability. Linear / Nonlinear Equations. Nonlinear equations in multiple variables. Non-linear analysis. Simulation of non-linear systems. Regression and parameter estimation. Reaction kinetics, physical property estimation.
- Introduction to Aspen Plus. Simulation of individual equipments. Simulation of flow sheet. Design specification and sensitivity analysis. Equation oriented approach. Unsteady state simulation. Aspen properties. Fortran in aspen plus.
- Fausett L.V. (2007) Applied Numerical Analysis Using MATLAB, 2nd, Pearson Education
- Chapra S.C. and Canale R.P. (2006) Numerical Methods for Engineers, 5th , McGraw Hill
- Schefflan R. (2011), Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus, John Wiley and Sons
- Finlayson B. A. (2006) Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, John Wiley and Sons