CME2029 : Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jie Zhang
- Lecturer: Dr Chris O'Malley, Dr Mohamed Mamlouk
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To gain an appreciation of process measurement devices and control valve sizing.
To gain an appreciation of how time-dependent process behaviour affects the design, operation and safety of process plants.
To learn how to analyse the dynamic behaviour of linear systems and to attain a basic understanding of Chemical Process Control.
This module serves as an introduction to the analysis of linear dynamical systems and basic process control strategies.
Outline Of Syllabus
Measurement of flow, temperature, pressure, level, composition. Control valve sizing.
The importance of dynamic effects; steady-state and non-steady state balances; review of solution of ODEs; the concept of models; the role of dynamic simulation; Laplace Transforms; transfer functions; parameters of transfer functions; transfer function block diagram algebra, typical linear systems responses, linear systems stability and analysis.
Review of open loop dynamics; Closed loop elements; On/off control; PID control; Plant testing for process characterisation; PID tuning; PID loop simulation; Feedforward control; Combined feedback and feedforward control; Cascade control, ratio control; Dead time compensation; Introduction to stability analysis (root locus)
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||3:00||6:00||Preparation for, and completion of, assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Numerical practice|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||44:00||44:00||Review lecture material prepare for small group teaching and assessment|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide the knowledge base and examples of application.
Numerical practice sessions allow consolidation through worked examples and problem discussion.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||2||M||25||Computer based assignment in Process Control. Issued week 6 semester 2|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination tests knowledge acquisition and problem solving in a timed environment.
The assignment tests the ability to deploy knowledge by utilising skills gained in order to solve practical problems.