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Lectures (Video)

Process Dynamics and Controls

Course Summary

This course is based on CHE 466 - Process Dynamics and Controls, Fall 2008 made available by University of Michigan under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
As practicing chemical engineers, students will be faced with the task of doing things reliably in an uncertain world and with imperfect understanding. This course will cover a variety of approaches to reduce or manage this uncertainty through the use of robust designs, dynamic systems theory, nonlinear dynamics, control theory, and statistics.

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to: Describe a process, how it works, and what your control objectives are; Instrument a process; Describe processes with appropriate diagrams; Numerically model a process from physical and logical models; Fit a model to data; Understand feed-forward, feed-back, and PID control of systems; Tune process controllers; Understand the principles behind multi-objective control architectures; Predict product quality range for a process; Identify sensitivities in process models. (An open textbook Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls is available online.)

This project is a collaboration between the faculty and students of the University of Michigan chemical engineering department. The goal of this project is to provide the greater chemical engineering community with a useful, relevant, high quality, and free resource describing chemical process control and modeling. Initial construction of this resource began in Fall 2006, and will continue in future years with other groups of students.

Reading Material

1. University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls Open Textbook
This electronic textbook is a student-contributed open-source text covering the materials used in this course.

Course Material

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Other Resources

1. Introduction to process control
José Alberto Romagnoli, Ahmet Palazoglu, Introduction to process control, CRC Press, 2006, ISBN 9780849334962
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2. Process control: modeling, design, and simulation
B. Wayne Bequette, Process control: modeling, design, and simulation, Prentice Hall PTR, 2003, ISBN 9780133536409
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