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Module

CME8120 : Advanced Design Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mark Willis
  • Lecturer: Dr Dana Ofiteru, Dr Katarina Novakovic, Dr Wenting Hu, Dr Chris O'Malley
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To carry out an in depth design study of selected unit operations through dynamic modelling and simulation and then to apply this knowledge to an advanced design project. The study will involve the modelling of reactor systems, evaporative systems and gas absorption systems. In conjunction with model development, corresponding software will be developed for the purpose of simulation. At the end of the course the student’s attitude should move away from: ‘Dynamic model development and coding is too complex’ towards: ‘It is possible to describe systems using dynamic models. However, all models have limitations. It is an engineer’s responsibility to be aware of these limitations and to choose a model which is of sufficient complexity to give an answer of the required accuracy’.

Outline Of Syllabus

The course will start by developing the necessary background skills for dynamic modelling: dynamic mass and energy balances; model conceptualisation; model data requirements; model construction; model solution; model validation; model application. In parallel with modelling, the software development skills of the students will be enhanced. Combinations of the unit operations will also be modelled such as evaporation with chemical reaction (single stage distillation) and reaction with gas absorption (for example hydrogenation reactions). Work will be done on both an individual basis and as part of groups. Students will then undertake an advanced design study of the dynamics of a unit operation based on their Plant Design from Stage 3. This study could include for example the start up of the unit, the control of the unit, batch operation etc.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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