The goal of this course is for students to learn the basics of process systems engineering. On the basis of the fundamental elements of chemical engineering such as unit operation and transport phenomena, the methodology for process control is studied for the purpose of process design and operation. Specifically, students learn definition of process systems, and importance of process control. Students study basic steps for design of process control systems. Moreover, students study methodology for design of control systems based on the process modeling.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of approaches to process modeling and process control, which are essential for performing process design and operation.
2) Have an understanding of mathematical means to perform process control such as transfer function and block diagram expression, and apply these mathematical techniques to design of PID controller for SISO system.
Process control, Modeling, Simulation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
A lecture is given on each topic. I assign practice problems for each class to check students' understanding of the material.
In the lecture, students also practice using MATLAB / Simulink.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Chemical process dynamics and control||Understand the nature of the dynamics of chemical processes, and understanding of the significance of process control.|
|Class 2||Modeling of dynamic process and transfer function||Understanding of degrees of freedom analysis in process control, and deriving transfer functions from first principles models.|
|Class 3||Modeling of process control systems using transfer function||Understanding of the representation of process control systems using block diagrams, and understanding of the basics of internal model control.|
|Class 4||PID control||Understanding of the basics of PID control, and understanding of methods for building black-box models and tuning control parameters.|
|Class 5||Structure of process control systems||Understanding of various structures of process control systems such as multi-loop control system.|
|Class 6||Analysis of dynamic process and application method of control simulation||Understanding of the analysis method of the dynamic behavior of chemical process equipment (e.g. chemical reactor), and understanding of application method of control simulation.|
|Class 7||Design of process control systems||Understanding of hardware for implementation of the process control systems, and understanding of methods for determining structures of control systems.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Masahiro Ohshima: Process Control Systems, Corona Publishing Co., Ltd. (2003)
All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
Students’ course scores are based on exercise problems and final exam.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.