Use of Advanced Educational Technologies in a Process Simulation Course

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A new type of process simulation course is presented. In this course there is limited utilization of commercial simulation programs and the emphasis is shifted to the preparation of the building blocks of the process models (in form of MATLAB functions), the use of realistic thermodynamic properties and property correlations (taken from the DIPPR and Dortmund databases), the application of proper numerical methods for converging recycle systems (in steady-state simulation) and the utilization of suitable integration techniques in dynamic simulation. The proper technique for solving Multiple-Model, Multiple-Algorithm problems is demonstrated. Success in this course requires that students review, enhance, update and make practical use of their knowledge of programming, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, numerical methods and reaction engineering. With the integration of such broad content, the course can be considered as a culmination of core chemical engineering coursework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1139
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2011


  • Modeling of unit operations
  • Multiple-Algorithm problems
  • Multiple-Model
  • Recycle convergence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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