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CHNG5001: Process Systems Engineering

Whatever its purpose, any process requires some level of process monitoring and control to allow it to operate satisfactorily. Once a process is under control, the option exists to further improve performance via the implementation of some level of optimisation. This unit will develop skills in integrating process modelling, simulation, design, optimisation and control concepts. The aims of this unit are (i) to demonstrate that modelling, process control and optimisation are integral concepts in the overall consideration of industrial plants, (ii) to demonstrate that a unified approach allows a diversity of application fields to be readily handled, and (iii) to allow each student to achieve and demonstrate acceptable competency over the unit material through a range of individual and group-based activities.

Code CHNG5001
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
1000 level physics and mathematics (differential equations). Use of mathematical and/or computer-based modelling tools and techniques. Feedback control concepts and principles as taught in CHNG3802/CHNG9302 or similar courses. Students who are unsure about meeting these requirements should contact the unit coordinator for advice.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. design feedback control schemes or structures
  • LO2. explain key concepts used in process design analysis, feedback control design and disturbance rejection strategies
  • LO3. implement advanced controllers, namely: cascade, feed-forward, and decoupling strategies
  • LO4. conceptualise model-based control strategies
  • LO5. analyse control schemes considering multi-variable process interactions
  • LO6. undertake sensitivity analysis of a given process
  • LO7. use various control design software tools.
  • LO8. summarise and succinctly communicate the key elements of an engineering project in a short oral presentation

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