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CHE494: Special Topics III - Chemical Process Simulation and Applications

 

Academic Year 2023, Semester 1

 

This course is taught by Asst. Prof. Dr. Hong-ming Ku and Dr. Jatuporn Banchong. The aim of the course is to train Year-4 chemical engineering students in fundamentals of process simulation and the use of the chemical process simulator called ASPEN Plus (A+), which is a crucial engineering tool for process engineers.

Course Syllabus and Lecture Slides

Download the course syllabus here

 

A+ slides:

Section 1: Introduction - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 2: Output Files & Miscellaneous Topics - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 3: Unit Operation Models: 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 4: Rigorous Distillation RADFRAC - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 5: Sensitivity Analysis - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 6: Design-spec & Calculator Block - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 7: Physical Properties - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 8: Flowsheet Convergence - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

Section 9: Workshops - 1 slide/page, 2 slides/page, and 4 slides/page

 

Homework and Exercise Problems

Download a copy of "CHE494 Homework & Exercise Problems, Ver. 2023" here.

Your homework has been selected from this exercise book as follows:

1. Homework Set 1: #1, #2, #4, and #5. Download Answer Sheet 1 here.

2. Homework Set 2: #6, #8, and #9. Download Answer Sheet 2 here.

3. Homework Set 3: #11, #12, and #13. Download Answer Sheet 3 here.

4. Homework Set 4: #15, #16, and #18. Download Answer Sheet 4 here.

5. Homework Set 5: #19, #20, and #21. Download Answer Sheet 5 here.

6. Homework Set 6: #24, #26, and #27. Download Answer Sheet 6 here.

References (Papers and Textbooks)

1. Download: A+ Getting Started - Building and Running a Process Model (Version 8.4)

2. Download: Is Process Simulation Used Effectively in ChE Courses?

3. Download: Don't Gamble with Your Physical Properties?

4. Download: Don't Let Recycle Streams Stymie Your Simulations

5. Download: Uncovering the Realities of Simulation, Part 1

6. Download: Uncovering the Realities of Simulation, Part 2

7. Download: Integrated Design and Simulation of Chemical Processes

                      Textbook by Alexandre C. Dimian (2003, Elsevier)

8. Download: Chemical Engineering Design

                      Textbook by Gavin Towler and Ray Sinnott (2008, Elsevier)

Extra Lecture Writings on Smart TV

1. Aug 11, 2023  2. Aug 18, 2023

Problem Descriptions of A+ Examples Discussed in Class

1. Example 1: Combustion of Methane with Standard Input

2. Example 2: Combustion of Methane with Standard Input and a Splitter+Recycle

3. Example 3: Combustion of Methane with One Design-spec

4. Example 4: Combustion of Methane with Two Design-specs

5. Example 5: Combustion of Methane with Three Design-specs

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