
Academic Year:  2015/6 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Chemical Engineering 
Credits:  6 
Level:  Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7) 
Period: 
Semester 1 
Assessment Summary:  CW 70%, EX 30% 
Assessment Detail: 

Supplementary Assessment: 
Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  
Description:  Aims: To provide students with an ability to formulate mathematical models of steadystate and dynamic systems typical of chemical processing as systems of differential equation and to solve these models numerically using MATLAB (numerical computing software). Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit the student should be able to: * formulate mathematical models for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems which describe steadystate or dynamic chemical engineering processes; * implement suitable initial and boundary conditions; * choose and apply numerical methods for the solution of differential equations of both Initial and Boundary Value Problems; * use the concept of numerical stability to analyse stepsize; * apply finite difference methods to solve 2nd order differential equations and time dependent partial differential equations; * construct MATLAB programmes to apply various numerical methods to solve formulated mathematical models. Skills: Formulating model equations, application of numerical methods, confidence in computational programming, problem solving. Taught/facilitated and assessed. Content: * Numerical solution methods of ordinary and partial differential equations involving physical initial and boundary conditions, discussion of stability; * Linear and nonlinear solutions by finite difference methods; * Application of the numerical techniques into MATLAB programmes; * Simulation / modelling examples:  Modelling of a nonisothermal plug flow reactor;  Complex reaction sequences in a batch reactor;  Heat conduction and convection through a rod;  Heterogeneous catalysis in slab, spherical or cylindrical geometry with nonlinear kinetics in a tubular reactor e.g. a catalytic converter. 
Programme availability: 
XX40175 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Chemical Engineering
XX40175 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Chemical Engineering
