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ChE 391 - Modern Control Theory

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ChE 360 - Undergraduate Process Control

Introduction

Goals: To provide students with the knowledge of process dynamics, process models, process control, and control system analysis and design.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Students Should Gain From This Course:

  1. Ability to develop mathematical and transfer function models for dynamic processes.
  2. Ability to analyze process stability and dynamic responses.
  3. Ability to empirically determine process dynamics for step response data.
  4. Familiarity with different types of PID feedback controllers.
  5. Ability to read block diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams.
  6. Ability to design feed forward control, cascade control and Smith predictors.
  7. Knowledge of multivariable process interactions.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Students Should Have Entering This Course:

  1. ChE 322 (basic understanding of thermodynamics).
  2. ChE 354 (ability to establish models for dynamic process operations).
  3. ChE 253M (Knowledge and lab experience with sensors, dynamics and data analysis).
  4. Perform macroscopic energy and mass balances for dynamic operations.
  5. Solve analytically and numerically algebraic and ordinary differential equations and perform basic matrix operations (ChE 348).
  6. Knowledge of complex variables and complex functions.
  7. Some experience of process sensors and measurements.

Textbook for this course

book cover The book is available from any on-line book seller or at the University Co-op.
Author: Duncan A. Mellichamp Dale Seborg
Thomas F. Edgar Francis Doyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Date published: April 2010
Format: Hardcover
Edition: 3
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-12867-1

Lecture Notes

ChE 359/384 - Energy Technology and Policy

Goals:  To provide students with the knowledge of energy technology and policy, with a focus on the U.S.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Students Should Have Entering This Course:

  1. Simple material/energy balances
  2. Energy unit conversion
  3. Web-searching experience
  4. Energy efficiency calculations
  5. Tradeoff of capital and operating costs

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Students Should Gain From This Course:

  1. Ability to analyze technical aspects of various energy conversion systems
  2. Ability to analyze energy efficiency
  3. Ability to evaluate effects of government policy on energy prices and economics
  4. Develop approaches for literature searching and finding data on various energy indicators

Assignments

Assignments