Process Modelling and Analysis

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Process Modelling and Analysis

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH2019, or MATH2089

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    System modelling, analysis and optimisation. This subject deals with the formulation of reliable mathematical models for the purpose of process design, control, and optimisation. Students will therefore be equipped with skills in the derivation of phenomenological models based on the application of conservation laws to various chemical and biological processes.
    Analytical tools for the solution of ODE?s, linear and nonlinear , representing initial value and boundary value problems. Treatment of PDS?s as well as integral transform techniques. Illustrative examples involving lumped and distributed processes, discrete systems as well as multivariable (matrix) methods.
    Attention will be also given to nonlinear features identification- steady state multiplicity and bifurcation analysis. For situations where closed form solutions are unattainable, approximate methods are sought. Thus, the subject will also cover numerical methods for algebraic, ODE?s and PDE?s. The use of numerical differentiation and interpolation in process analysis will also be examined.
    Finally we will consider process optimisation methods for unstrained and constrained mono- and multi-variable systems. Linear programming followed by elementary nonlinear programming principles are also presented.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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