AspenTech’s University Program offers flexible, affordable software packages to enhance your chemical engineering curriculum. The new computer-based teaching modules and Aspen Process Controller software are included in the university package at no extra cost.
AspenTech has developed interactive computer-based teaching modules which can be integrated into existing curricula. Modules created by experts were tested out by recent graduates from leading universities. Feedback was used to enhance the modules to ensure content is both challenging and informative.
Modules walk students through the configuration procedure in a step by step manner. They will use first principle equations (mass, energy, and momentum) to generate working models.
Explore relationships by experimenting with changing set points for input and output variables. Evaluate the performance of model predictive control in the face of a strongly interacting multi-input multi output (MIMO) system.
Show how the filter compares output measurements from the plant with output predictions from the model in order to determine the dynamic state of the plant and to predict future plant performance.
See how the optimizer computes the best steady state operating point for the plant, subject to constraints and economic tuning. Show how trade-offs affect a process, and how to determine what to maximize and where to minimize.
Address the question: How will you get there? Develop a multiple-step manipulated variable move plan that takes the plant from its current operating point to the optimal steady state with controller tuning.
Show that model predictive control is suitable for processes with difficult dynamics, tightly constrained systems, and strongly interacting multi-variable systems.