Modelling and Simulation

Course Code

CH504 –

3 (L-T-P: 3-0-0)


Introduction and fundamentals of process modeling and simulation; industrial
usage of process modeling and simulation; Macroscopic mass, energy and
momentum balances; incorporation of fluid thermodynamics, chemical
equilibrium, reaction kinetics and feed/ product property estimation in
mathematical models.
Simulation of steady state lumped, modeling of chemical process equipments
like reactors, distillation, absorption, extraction columns, evaporators, and heat
Unsteady state lumped systems and dynamic simulation; Computer algorithms
for numerical solution of steady state and unsteady state models.
Microscopic balances for steady state and dynamic simulation; process
modeling with dispersion; axial mixing; diffusion, etc.
Modeling and simulation of complex industrial systems in petroleum,
petrochemicals, polymer, basic chemical industries; Commercial steady state
and dynamic simulators; Simulation of process flowsheets.
Introduction to application of artificial intelligence based modeling methods
using Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy logic, etc.
Text/Reference Books
1. Luyben, W. L., “Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical
Engineers,” McGraw Hill.
2. Babu, B.V., “Process Plant Simulation,” Oxford Unicversity Press, 2004.
3. Ramirez, W.F., “Computational Methods for Process Simulation,” Butterworth-
Heinemann, 1997.
4. Ingham, J., Dunn, I. J., Heinzle, E., Prenosil, J.E., Snape, J.B., “Chemical
Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction to Modelling and Computer
Simulation,” 3rd ed., Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2007.
5. Holland, C. D., “Fundamentals and Modeling of Separation Processes”,
Prentice Hall, 1975.
6. Himmelblau, D. M., & Bischoff, K. B., “Process analysis and simulation:
Deterministic systems,” John Wiley, New York, 1968.
7. Aris, R. and Varma, A. (Editors), “The Mathematical Understanding of
Chemical Engineering Systems: Selected Papers of N. R. Amundson,”
Pergamon Press, 1980.

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