2016 Advanced Process Dynamics and Control

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Seki Hiroya 
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Course description and aims

To achieve safe and efficient operations of today's highly integrated chemical processing plants, an understanding of the dynamic behaviors is important from both process design and process control perspectives. With an emphasis on the dynamic nature of chemical processes, the course will cover chemical process modeling (material and energy balances, constitutive relationships, etc.), numerical techniques (numerical integration, algebraic equations), and linear and nonlinear systems analysis (Laplace transforms, bifurcation, etc.). State-of-the-art chemical process control techniques will be also introduced.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) derive an ODE model of chemical processes on the basis of mass balance and energy balance
2) solve the ODE model numerically
3) make model-based analysis of the system
4) design a feedback control system.


Process modeling, Dynamic simulation, Process control

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Every class has a lecture and a solution to homework reports (Matlab programming) assigned in the previous class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to process dynamics and control Introduce process dynamics and control
Class 2 Modelling CSTR (1) Understand how to derive an ODE model for chemical reactors
Class 3 Modelling CSTR (2) Understand how to derive an ODE model for chemical reactors
Class 4 Steady state analysis of nonlinear model Understand how to perform steady state analysis of nonlinear process models
Class 5 Simulating nonlinear processes Understand how to simulate dynamic responses of nonlinear process models
Class 6 Linearization and linear analysis Understand how to make linear analysis of dynamic systems
Class 7 Feeback control system design Understand process control design.
Class 8 Stabilizing unstable processes Understand how to stabilize an open-loop unstable CSTR by feedback control


All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessed on the submitted reports in every class

Related courses

  • CAP.I407 : Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Basics)
  • CAP.I417 : Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Unit Operation)

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