Bruce A Finlayson
CHEM E 375
Use Excell, Matlab, and AspenPlus to solve typical chemical engineering problems. Solve realistic problems and explore alternatives that would be inaccessible for hand calculations. Includes equations of state, chemical equilibrium of simultaneous reactions, phase equilibria, plug flow reactors, heat transfer in 1-D, and time-dependent heat transfer. Offered: W.
The main thing you will learn is how to solve chemical engineering problems and how to check your work.
Student learning goals
Be able to convince someone you have solved the problem correctly.
Be able to document your work, with figures and text.
Be able to program in Excel, MATLAB, and solve chemical engineering problems using AspenPlus and Comsol Multiphysics.
General method of instruction
Meets two hours per week: one hour in lecture format, and one hour in the computer laboratory.
Ch.E. 310 recommended.
Class assignments and grading
A chemical engineering problem that can only be solved with computer programs.
9 of 10 assignments must be turned in correctly (with a chance to correct errors)