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Office: CPE 5.422
Office Phone: 471-3080

Office Hours:
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Friday: 9:00-10:00am
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To provide students with the knowledge of:

  • process dynamics
  • process models
  • process control
  • control system analysis and design

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

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


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

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

Text for this course:

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