Process Control: Using Simulation-Based Modules to Motivate Basic Concepts
- Type: Archived Webinar
- Level: Basic
- Duration: 1 hour
- PDHs: 1.00
This presentation provides an overview of benefits achieved by teaching dynamics and control during the junior year, enabling better integration of basic dynamic modeling, simulation and control concepts throughout the chemical engineering curriculum. Process dynamics and control courses are often taught during the senior year, with the disadvantage that most other chemical engineering courses focus on steady state analysis.
Dr. Bequette discusses how MATLAB is introduced and used in the control course, including the use of motivating simulation-based modules that can also be used in other courses. Examples from chemical reactor design are used to illustrate the benefits of integrating dynamics and control concepts into the reactor design course.
B. Wayne Bequette is a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Technical Manager for the Northern Regional Manufacturing Center of the Department of Energy Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his research efforts are focused on the modeling and control of biomedical and chemical process systems. He serves as Board Secretary for the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) and as President of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation. Dr. Bequette is a founding member of the Editorial...Read more
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