Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4311 : Process Modeling and Simulation {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Akhilesh Kumar Sahu


Modeling: Fundamentals of mathematical models and formulation– Continuity equation, Equation of motion, Transport equations, Energy equation, Equations of state, Equilibrium, Chemica kinetics and their applications Lumped and – distributed parameter models Fluid systems, C.S.T.R. (single, series, isothermal, constant hold up, variable hold up, gas phase pressurized and non-isothermal), Single component vaporizer, Multi-component flash drum, Batch reactor, Reactor with mass transfer, Ideal binary distillation column, Batch distillation, Heat exchanger, etc Simulation: Numerical solution of Algebraic equation, ordinary differential equation, partial differential equation, simulation of single CSTR, multiple CSTR in seires, single and multiple distillation column etc.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide necessary training for process synthesis using simulation tools. The course provides the training to develop dynamic models and analysis the dynamic behavior of chemical processes including separators and reactors.

Course Outcomes

(1) The student will be able to develop mathematical models for various chemical processes with the help of first principles.
(2) The student can get find the numerical solution of the proposed model using available numerical methods.
(3) Simulate a process using process simulators (ASPEN Plus/ ASPEN Hysys).

Essential Reading

  1. W. L. Luyben, Process Modelling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers, McGraw Hill , 1990
  2. B. V. Babu, Process Plant Simulation, Oxford University Press , 2004.

Supplementary Reading

  1. B. W. Bequette, Process Control: Modeling, Design and Simulation, Prentice-Hall India , 2006
  2. S.K. Gupta, Numerical Methods for Engineers, New Age Intl. Publishers, New Delhi , 2nd edition, 2010