# PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - 2025/6

Module code: ENGM214

## Module Overview

This module provides students with a systematic framework of building, solving and applying mathematical models of process systems in a variety of contexts related to chemical engineering and the wider engineering disciplines. Students will acquire the knowledge of the main concepts, methods, and tools of process modelling and simulation, including state-of-the-art process simulation software. Apart from teaching the methods of mathematical modelling, the module develops general problem-solving and algorithmic skills applicable in many areas of employment.

### Module provider

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

KLYMENKO Oleksiy (Chst Chm Eng)

### Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Independent Learning Hours: 65

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Laboratory Hours: 14

Guided Learning: 16

Captured Content: 22

Semester 1

## Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Good working knowledge of engineering mathematics is required (including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations).

## Module content

Indicative content includes:

1. General concepts: System, model, simulation.

2. Construction of mechanistic models: conservation laws, constitutive relations, dynamic and steady-state models, lumped and distributed models.

3. Solution of equation systems (simulation): algebraic equation systems, differential/ algebraic differential equation systems, partial differential systems.

4. Parameter estimation: data acquisition, parameter estimation methods, error analysis.

5. Modular simulation: sequential approach, partitioning, convergence of loops, simultaneous modular approach.

6. Introduction to data-driven/statistical modelling: regression models, artificial neural networks, hybrid models.

7. Introduction to modelling and simulation tools:

-          Generic modelling tool - MATLAB, case studies

## Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 40
Examination 2hr (Open book) Invigilated Exam 60

N/A

## Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 in the unseen written examination;

Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 in Coursework. The coursework involves building process models and solving them numerically using MATLAB.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Coursework, approx. 20 hours.

• Open-book written examination;

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive feedback on their learning, in-class tutorial problems and coursework. Two pieces of formative assessment will also be offered to students.

## Module aims

• Provide the students with a systematic introduction to the concepts, principles, methods, and related software tools for mathematical modelling and simulation of process systems.

## Learning outcomes

 Attributes Developed 001 Identify and explain the types of mathematical models KC 002 Explain and apply the workflow of developing models and conducting numerical simulations P 003 Select the proper type of methods and tools for a given problem ; KPT 004 Apply standard tools to solve practical engineering problems PT 005 Working independently and with initiative; T 006 Finding and assessing information; T 007 Managing time and working to deadlines. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

## Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Guide the student through modelling from unit to production level concluding the learning process with flowsheet simulation.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• captured content

• lectures

• tutorials

• supervised computer labs

• independent learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.