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CE20236: Process dynamics, modelling and control

[Page last updated: 23 September 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Credits: 10 [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 200
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework - Modelling (CW 40%)
  • Coursework - Dynamics & Control (CW 60%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to the transient behaviour of processes, and the mathematical models and numerical methods by which this behaviour can be described, analysed and controlled.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
* Choose the appropriate mathematical models to solve chemical engineering principles and processes (A1b) [CLO: K1; I1]
* Interpret a chemical engineering scenario to identify the effect of processing steps on the materials being processed and end product (A2.4c) [CLO: T2]
* Interpret a chemical engineering scenario to predict the response to changes in a dynamic system (A2.5c) [CLO: P1]
* Design a control system for chemical engineering process with given product specifications (A2.5c) [CLO: P2]

* Analysis [T,F,A]
* Problem solving [T,F,A]

* Introduction to transient bevahour of processes
* Introduction to formulation of mathematical models
* Application of numerical methods
* Model, analyse and predict response of dynamic systems
* Design measurement systems and control functions.

Programme availability:

CE20236 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)


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