Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (2180503)  

7
Credit
4 + 0 + 3
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Basic Knowledge of Unit Operations, Fundamental of Process Engineering and Engineering Mathematics.
Rationale
The Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of chemical engineering processes is a subject of major importance for the knowledge of transport processes; improved design process and its kinetics. Basically this subject comprises of three parts; modeling, simulation and optimization. Modeling and simulation emphasize on the concept of modeling of chemical engineering processes, parameter estimations, decomposition of networks, application of numerical methods, data regression, convergence promotion, specific-purpose simulation, dynamic simulation, etc. Optimization includes the concept; i.e., how one develops mathematical statements for the objective function (usually economic model) to be minimized or maximized and the equality and inequality constraints (the process model) and selection of optimization technique which is best suited to the problem characteristics.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Use process models based on conservation principles and process data.
2. Simulate the chemical processes, different parts of the processes and unit operations.
3. Have an understanding of computational techniques to solve the process models.
4. Use economics to derive an objective function.
5. Use principles of engineering to develop equality and inequality constraints.
6. Get familiar with the preferred software packages and optimization techniques to solve linear programming and nonlinear programming problems.
7. Think about and use optimization as a tool in process design and operation.
8. Get proficient in the applications of optimization for optimizing important industrial processes.
9. Work on professional simulation software such as ASPEN PLUS, GAMS, HYSIS, CHEMCAD and MATLAB which will make them ready for industry.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.