Neil L Ricker
CHEM E 480
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.
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
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 %