PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM214
Chemical and Process Engineering
CHEN T Dr (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 20
Laboratory Hours: 13
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION 2 HOURS||50|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module addresses the concepts, methods, and tools of process modelling and simulation.
Provide a systematic introduction to the concepts, principles, methods, and related software tools for mathematical modelling and simulation of chemical process systems.
|1||Identify and explain the types of mathematical models||KC|
|2||Explain and apply the workflow of developing models and conducting numerical simulations||P|
|3||Select the proper type of methods and tools for a given problem ;||KP|
|4||Apply standard tools to solve practical engineering problems||P|
|5||Working independently and with initiative;||T|
|6||Finding and assessing information;||T|
|7||Managing time and working to deadlines.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
1. General concepts: System, model, simulation.
2. Construction of mechanistic models: conservation laws, constitutive relations, dynamic and steady-state models, lumped and distributed models.
3. Solution of equation systems (simulation): algebraic equation systems; Differential/ algebraic differential equation systems; Partial differential systems.
4. Parameter estimation: data acquisition, parameter estimation methods, error analysis.
5. Modular simulation: sequential approach, partitioning, convergence of loops, simultaneous modular approach.
6. Introduction to data-driven/statistical modelling: regression models, Neural Networks, hybrid models.
7. Introduction to modelling and simulation tools:
- flowsheeting tools – ASPEN Plus,
- mathematical modelling tools - MATLAB
8. Flowsheeting with Aspen Plus: case studies.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Lead the student through modelling from unit to production level concluding the learning process with flowsheet simulation.
The learning and teaching methods include:
3 hours lectures per week x 6 weeks
4 hours of supervised computer supervised computer labs per week x 5 weeks
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 on the unseen written examination;
Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4, a, b, c on Coursework 1;
Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4, a, b, c on Coursework 2;
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· Unseen written examination, 2 hours;
· Coursework 1, process modelling in Matlab, approx. 20 hours;
· Coursework 2: process simulation in Aspen Plus, approx. 20 hours;
Formative assessment and feedback
The students will receive written feedback on their coursework.
Reading list for PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm214
Programmes this module appears in
|Information and Process Systems Engineering MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Process and Environmental Systems Engineering MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Process Systems Engineering MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering MEng||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.