Ir a cuerpo Ir a Estudios, Gobernanza y organización
Logo UA
Realizar búsqueda
Course description
  SIMULATION, OPTIMISATION AND DESIGN OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

Compulsory course taught in the 7th semester of the Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. It is highly recommended that students pass the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- Mathematical methods for chemical engineering.
- Chemical reactor design.
- Design of equipment for separation operations.
- Design of equipment for heat transfer in chemical processes.
- Control and chemical process safety.
This subject is taught in the last year of the Chemical Engineering degree, so it is assumed that students have acquired the skills to handle numerical calculation software with ease, and that they have a good command of English. In both aspects, we will strive to make progress.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE15 : Basic understanding of production and manufacturing systems.
  • CE19 : Knowledge of material and energy balances, biotechnology, matter transfer, separation operations, chemical reaction engineering, reactor design, valorisation and transformation of raw materials and energy resources.
  • CE20 : Capacity to analyse, design, simulate and optimise processes and products.
  • CE22 : Capacity to design, manage and operate simulation, control and instrumentation procedures for chemical processes.

 

Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)

  • CB1 : Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio.
  • CB2 : Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.
  • CB3 : Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4 : Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.
  • CB5 : Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.

 

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT2 : Computer and information skills.
  • CT3 : Oral and written communication skills.

 

General Competences:>>Instrumental

  • CG1 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG2 : General basic understanding of the profession.
  • CG3 : Knowledge of computers in the field of study.
  • CG4 : Problem solving.
  • CG5 : Decision making.

 

General Competences:>>Interpersonal

  • CG10 : Capacity to communicate with experts in other fields.
  • CG11 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG12 : Apply the ethical requirements and deontological code of the profession in all situations.
  • CG6 : Plan, organise and supervise teamwork.
  • CG7 : Work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • CG9 : Interpersonal relationship skills.

 

General Competences:>>Systematic

  • CG13 : Capacity to put knowledge into practice.
  • CG14 : Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG15 : Capacity to adapt to new situations.
  • CG16 : Ability to work independently.
  • CG17 : Creativity in all areas of the profession.
  • CG18 : Capacity to make decisions and exercise leadership functions.
  • CG19 : Possess initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • CG20 : Motivation for quality.
  • CG21 : Awareness of environmental topics.

 

Regulated Professional Competences

  • CPR1 : Capacity to draft, sign and develop industrial engineering projects in the speciality of Chemical Engineering, aimed at the construction, refurbishment, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacture, installation, assembly and exploitation of: structures, mechanical equipment, energy facilities, electrical and electronic installations, industrial installations and plants and manufacturing and automation processes.
  • CPR10 : Knowledge, understanding and capacity to apply the necessary legislation when acting as an Industrial Engineer in a professional capacity.
  • CPR11 : Capacity to apply quality principles and methods.
  • CPR2 : Capacity for managing activities involved in the engineering problems described in the previous heading.
  • CPR3 : Understand basic subjects and technologies to allow one to learn new methods and theories, making one versatile in adapting to new situations.
  • CPR4 : Capacity to solve problems with initiative, decision-making skills, creativity, critical reasoning and ability to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of industrial engineering.
  • CPR5 : Understand how to carry out measurements, calculations, assessments, valuations, surveys, studies, reports, work sheets and other similar tasks.
  • CPR6 : Capacity to deal with mandatory specifications, regulations and standards.
  • CPR7 : Capacity to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

No data

 

 

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

It is intended that students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the design of chemical process plant. This implies that the student is able to integrate the process design and simulation with the optimization techniques to achieve the best flow diagram of a process plant.


Specifically, by the end of the course the students should be able to manage one of the state-of-the art professional process simulators, Aspen-Hysys, being aware of the underlying working principles of the modular process simulators, which are vital for tackling the common barriers for a effective simulation.

 

After completing this course, students will be also able to develop the conceptual design of a chemical process including the case study heat exchanger network (using Matlab).

 

The third objective of the course is to provide students the basic tools for optimizing complex process systems engineering problems. After meeting this third objective, the students should be able to model and solve problems involving discrete decisions by using GAMS software, which is a general algebraic modelling system.

 

 

General

Code: 34530
Lecturer responsible:
RUIZ FEMENIA, JOSE RUBEN
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,32
Practical credits: 1,08
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    Area: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    Theoretical credits: 1,32
    Practical credits: 1,08
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught