ZP39 - Process Modeling and Simulation

Course specification
Course titleProcess Modeling and Simulation
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionDifferential Equations, Thermodynamics, Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Programming, Physical Chemistry I, Fluid MechanicsОблик условљености
    The goalThe course goals are to acquire knowledge of mathematical modeling and to integrate fundamental knowledge of unit operations and reaction engineering. The theoretical basics of the subject are studied through examples of processes and devices that are essential for chemical engineering. These examples are used to illustrate different approaches and scales in process modeling. Students are referred to advanced computational methods and are familiarized with software packages for modeling and simulation.
    The outcomeAfter completing and passing the exam, students will be able to: ; 1. Set up simple mathematical models of basic processes and equipment in chemical engineering. ; 2. Select a method and software package for deploying and solving a model. ; 3. Recognize and understand applied modeling approach and level of detail of a mathematical description of an existing complex model of chemical engineering system. ;
    Contents of lectures1. The purpose and objectives of the mathematical modeling for chemical engineering, classification of mathematical models, approaches to modeling; ; 2. Empirical approach to modeling of chemical engineering systems; ; 3. Fundamental approach - levels of mathematical description, microscopic - mechanisms of chemical reaction kinetics; mesoscopic - description of flow at vortex level, transport phenomena at particle level; macroscopic - flow regimes and phases, unit, process, plant; megascopic - systems integration, dispersion of pollutants and impact on the environment; ; 4. Dynamic modeling and simulations, models of inherently dynamical processes; ; 5. Population balance approach and nonideal flow models; ; 6. Stochastic modeling approach and its application to chemical engineering systems. ;
    Contents of exercisesThe practical classes are conducted in the computer lab, where students set up and solve simple models of chemical engineering systems. Examples are directly connected with the theory, and the models are solved using MATLAB and Simulink toolbox. In the examples parameters and operating conditions are varied, so that students perceive possibilities and the roles of computer simulations. Students also learn the basic functions and capabilities of the process simulators (SuperPro Designer) and CFD simulators (Comsol Multyphysics) through several simple examples.
    1. Materijal sa predavanja i vežbi. (Original title)
    2. A. Gilat, „Uvod u Matlab 7 sa primerima“, Mikro knjiga, Beograd, 2005 (Original title)
    3. K.J. Beers, Numerical Methods for Chem. Eng. Aplications in MATLAB, Oxford Uni, 2007 (Original title)
    4. B.W. Bequette, Process Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, Prentice Hall, 1998 (Original title)
    5. W.L. Lyben, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chem. Eng., McGraw Hill,1996 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teaching
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper40
    Practical lessonsOral examination