Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week + 1 x one hour tutorial per week + 1 x three hours of laboratory work per semester |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 200 hours
Students must have completed the following subjects (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in this subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
CHEN20008 Chemical Process Analysis 2 may be taken concurrently by students admitted to the Master of Engineering.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to be competent in the use of Matlab.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
CHEN30009 Process Dynamics and Control
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering applications for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Co-ordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/Contact
Continuous chemical processes are inherently dynamic systems – process inputs and outputs change in time. To accommodate this, modern plants require some form of automatic control. This subject equips students with the skills to understand how and why key process variables change in time, and to then design and implement effective control strategies to accommodate this.
Feedback control schemes for common unit operations. Developing and solving dynamic process models, including the application of Laplace transforms and transfer functions as well as the use of numerical simulation tools. Frequency response analysis and Bode plots. Modelling of closed-loop control systems and PID controllers. Closed-loop stability analysis and controller tuning. Advanced single-loop control strategies and multiloop control systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: A mark of 40 % or more in this examination is required to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 6 are addressed in the examination and two of the assignments.
ILOs 1 and 2 are addressed in the laboratory experiment.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Seborg, Edgar, Mellichamp, Doyle, Process Dynamics and Control, Third Edition 2011, Wiley.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Students also complete an experiment and a simulation-based controller design project, applying material covered in the lectures.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Lecture notes and slides. Worked solutions to tutorial problems. Online quizzes. All content is made available via the LMS.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Case studies on practical control and process safety systems, delivered by a practicing control engineer.
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
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