2023 Process Control Engineering

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Matsumoto Hideyuki 
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Course description and aims

The goal of this course is for students to learn the basics of process control engineering. 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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Chemical process dynamics and control Understanding of 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 Desgin of process controller: PID control for SISO system Understanding of the basics of PID control, and understanding of methods for building black-box models and tuning control parameters for SISO system.
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 Achievement test and commentary on test content Checking of the degree of achievement in learning the contents of the lectures.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.


Use the course materials to be distributed on T2SCHOLA.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Masahiro Ohshima: Process Control Systems, Corona Publishing Co., Ltd. (2003)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on submitted reports to subjects and achievement test.

Related courses

  • CAP.C205 : Chemical Process Stoichiometry
  • CAP.C206 : Chemical Reaction Engineering I (Homogeneous System)
  • CAP.C201 : Transport Phenomena I (Momentum)
  • CAP.C202 : Transport Phenomena II (Heat)
  • CAP.C203 : Transport Phenomena III (Mass)
  • CAP.C212 : Separation Operation

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students who have earned credits for Chemical Process System I (Control) are not eligible to take this course.

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