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Neil L Ricker
CHEM E 480
Seattle Campus

Process Dynamics and Control

Dynamics of process units and systems; instrumentation and control system design and analysis. Includes weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM E 435; CHEM E 465. Offered: W.

Class description

At the end of this course you should be able to:

* Acquire and analyze data from dynamic processes. * Develop mechanistic and empirical (data-based) models of such processes. * Evaluate stability, frequency response, and other characteristics relevant to process control. * Design a process control system using feedback, feedforward, cascade, ratio, and other established control techniques.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and lab

Recommended preparation

Do the assigned homework and work extra problems if you're having trouble. Prepare for lab sessions in advance.

Class assignments and grading

Homework is primarily drawn from problems in the text. Lab assignments are a set of tasks that must be completed in the 3-hour period. The lab instructor decides whether or not the tasks have been completed. There are no lab reports.

Fixed grading scale (not curved). Distribution of total points is as follows:

2 Midterms 20 % Each Homework 15 % Lab 20 % Final 25 %


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course Syllabus
Last Update by Neil L Ricker
Date: 12/30/2003