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CME2116 : Process Measurement, Dynamics and Control

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To gain an appreciation of how time-dependent process behaviour affects the design, operation and safety of process plants.

To introduce the concepts behind modelling and simulation. To provide experience with the use of MATLAB and Simulink for process simulation.

To learn how to analyse the dynamic behaviour of linear systems and to attain a basic understanding of Chemical Process Control.

Outline Of Syllabus

The importance of dynamic effects; steady-state and non-steady state balances; review of solution of ODEs; the concept of models.

Use of Modelling and Simulation, Model types, Modelling and simulation of various process systems, eg level systems, reaction systems, flow systems etc.

Laplace Transforms; transfer functions; parameters of transfer functions; transfer function block diagram algebra, typical linear systems responses, linear systems stability and analysis.

Open loop dynamics; Closed loop elements; On/off control; PID control; Plant testing for process characterisation; PID tuning; PID loop simulation; Introduction to stability analysis.

To understand how signals are measured, transmitted and conditioned in the process industries.

Process signal types and transmission
Sensors, transmitters and transducers
Signal convertors
Safety aspects
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
Costing of instrumentation systems

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion121:0012:00Report preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study381:0038:00Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the knowledge base and examples of application.
Tutorials allow the acquired knowledge to be deployed and skills in analysis and modelling to be exercised.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25Assignment in Modelling /Control (max 1000 words)
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.

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