The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Chemical Engineers are often deeply involved in the control of processes throughout a wide range of industries. Through this course senior chemical engineering students are provided a grounding in the application of control theory. Students will develop models for physical systems, translate these to transfer functions, block diagrams, leading to their analysis, particularly concerning stability and response. Both steady state and dynamic processes will be examined with students building and analysing these in the provided numerical simulation package.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate models and develop an appreciation of their use in chemical engineering

2. Create mathematical models for processes governed by equilibrium, conservation (eg mass, momentum and energy), transport and kinetic

3. Develop models of representative chemical and/or physical processes from the first principle

4. Discern the difference between steady state and non-steady state behaviour

5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of dynamics in process design and operation

6. Identify the causes of different dynamic characteristics

7. Analyse the behaviour of linear dynamic systems

8. Show how block diagrams may be used and manipulated to represent relatively complex systems

9. Use simulation software packages to solve practical problems


Content

Topics to be covered in this course include:

1. Introduction to Process Control and Instrumentation

  • What is “Process Control”?
  • Process Control Objectives
  • Terminology
  • Hardware Elements of Control Systems; Sensors; Controllers; Transmitters; Final Control Element; Other Elements
  • Control Systems Configuration; Feedback; Feed-forward; Open-loop; Cascade
  • Overview of Control System Design

2. Fundamentals

  • Steady-State versus Dynamic Models 
  • Time Domain Dynamics; Classifications and Definitions; Linearisation; Perturbation Variables; Response of Simple Linear Systems 
  • Laplace-Domain Dynamics; Laplace Transfer Fundamentals; Laplace Transfer of Some Important Functions; Inversion of Laplace Transfer; Transfer Functions 

3. Dynamic Process Simulation (time-domain dynamics and control)

  • Process Dynamics 
  • Controller Set-up 
  • Logical Operations; Digital Point; PID Controller; Selector Block; Set; Spreadsheet; Transfer Functions
  • Stability

Assumed knowledge

CHEE4475Dynamic Process Simulations and ControlChemical Engineers are often deeply involved in the control of processes throughout a wide range of industries. Through this course senior chemical engineering students are provided a grounding in the application of control theory. Students will develop models for physical systems, translate these to transfer functions, block diagrams, leading to their analysis, particularly concerning stability and response. Both steady state and dynamic processes will be examined with students building and analysing these in the provided numerical simulation package.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1040005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019MATH2310, CHEE3735 and CHEE3745.Topics to be covered in this course include:1. Introduction to Process Control and Instrumentation What is “Process Control”? Process Control Objectives Terminology Hardware Elements of Control Systems; Sensors; Controllers; Transmitters; Final Control Element; Other Elements Control Systems Configuration; Feedback; Feed-forward; Open-loop; Cascade Overview of Control System Design2. Fundamentals Steady-State versus Dynamic Models  Time Domain Dynamics; Classifications and Definitions; Linearisation; Perturbation Variables; Response of Simple Linear Systems  Laplace-Domain Dynamics; Laplace Transfer Fundamentals; Laplace Transfer of Some Important Functions; Inversion of Laplace Transfer; Transfer Functions 3. Dynamic Process Simulation (time-domain dynamics and control) Process Dynamics  Controller Set-up  Logical Operations; Digital Point; PID Controller; Selector Block; Set; Spreadsheet; Transfer Functions Stability YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Evaluate models and develop an appreciation of their use in chemical engineering2Create mathematical models for processes governed by equilibrium, conservation (eg mass, momentum and energy), transport and kinetic3Develop models of representative chemical and/or physical processes from the first principle4Discern the difference between steady state and non-steady state behaviour5Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of dynamics in process design and operation6Identify the causes of different dynamic characteristics7Analyse the behaviour of linear dynamic systems8Show how block diagrams may be used and manipulated to represent relatively complex systems9Use simulation software packages to solve practical problems Written Assignment: Assignment #1Written Assignment: Assignment #2Written Assignment: Assignment #3Report: Laboratory Report #1Formal Examination: Final Exam CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment #1

Written Assignment: Assignment #2

Written Assignment: Assignment #3

Report: Laboratory Report #1

Formal Examination: Final Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term