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Undergraduate Course: Process Dynamics and Control 3 (CHEE09014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course introduces students to the mathematical theory, modern practice and industrial technology of process control, combining theoretical and computational approaches in order to illustrate how dynamic mass and heat balances govern the response of unit operations and plants to setpoint changes and external disturbances.
Course description Introduction - Dynamics of simple systems
Formulation of transient mass and energy balances
Linearisation relative to steady state (setpoint)
Laplace Transforms - Definition and properties
Solution of linear dynamic problems in the Laplace domain
Transfer functions, Inverse Laplace and dynamic responses
Dynamics of multiple units
Feedback control - Open and closed loops
PID Control: Proportional, Integral and Derivative components
Tuning of PID controllers
Routh┐Hurwitz stability
Experimental determination of transfer functions
Examples and synthesis of control loops in chemical engineering
Short introduction to more advanced process control techniques (feedback, feedforward, ratio control, cascade control, Mode (Predictive control)
MATLAB (Computer Lab) Tutorials will complement the lectures
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Catalysis 3 (CHEE09010) AND Chemical Engineering Unit Operations 3 (CHEE09009) AND Solids Processing 3 (CHEE09008) AND Computational Methods for Chemical Engineers 2 (CHEE08011)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs n/a
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 100
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 0
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Process Dynamics and Control 32:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to:
    - Recognize and classify dynamic variables of chem. processes
    - Develop simple process unit dynamic models from balances
    - Apply the Laplace and Inverse Laplace Transforms in order to
    obtain s-domain transfer functions and dynamic responses
    - Solve dynamic models and obtain responses using MATLAB
    - Understand the use and measurement of transfer functions
    - Analyse open- and closed-loop stability of units and systems
    - Distinguish P/I/D actions and be able to tune a PID controller
    - Identify possible control loops in chemical engineering plants
  2. UK-SPEC IEng Criteria: A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, D1
Reading List
Luyben, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers.
Marlin, Process Control
Seborg, Edgar, Mellichamp, Process Dynamics and Control
Stephanopoulos, Chemical Process Control: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsProcess,Plant,Dynamics,Control,Loop,Laplace,PID controller
Course organiserDr Gregory Francois
Tel: (0131 6)50 4856
Course secretaryMr Mohammed Kareem Connor Shaikhuzzaman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3559
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