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MATLAB Tutorial, Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering  
This site contains a number of different MATLAB tutorials collected from universities across the United States. These tutorials are intended for the new MATLAB user and provide a quick introduction to programming in MATLAB.

Professor Name: Nam Sun Wang
Department: Chemical Engineering
University: University of Maryland

Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
Chemical Engineering Fundamentals: Material & Energy Balances (Undergraduate 2nd year)  
his course discusses the use of basic mathematical concepts, physical laws, stoichiometry, and the thermodynamic properties of matter to obtain material and energy balances for steady and unsteady state systems.

Professor Name: Dr. S. H. Davis, and Dr. K. Zygourakis
Department: Chemical Engineering
University: Rice University
Textbooks: Felder, Richard M. and Rousseau, Ronald W. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.Davis, S. H., Shanks, J. V. and Zygourakis, K. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals: Fall, 2001 Edition

Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering  
Description: This course applies the concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry and equilibrium to the analysis of chemical and biological reacting systems, derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanisms and equilibrium or steady state assumptions, design of chemical and biochemical reactors via synthesis of chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, and mass and energy balances. Topics covered include: chemical/biochemical pathways; enzymatic, pathway, and cell growth kinetics; batch, plug flow and well-stirred reactors for chemical reactions and cultivations of microorganisms and mammalian cells; heterogeneous and enzymatic catalysis; heat and mass transport in reactors, including diffusion to and within catalyst particles and cells or immobilized enzymes.
Citation:
William Green, Jr., and K. Dane Wittrup, course materials for 10.37 Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [16 July 2008].
Target audience: Advanced undergraduate (3rd or 4th year)
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials available: Problem sets or projects, Course outline or syllabus, Textbook recommendations, Downloadable code or data files
Products: MATLAB

Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
Process Dynamics and Control (Undergraduate 4th year)  
This course covers the dynamic response and control of chemical processing equipment, such as heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and absorption towers. Use is made of fundamental techniques of servomechanism theory, such as block diagrams, transfer functions, and frequency response. Introduction to advanced control techniques.

Professor Name: Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Department: Chemical Engineering
University: Purdue University

Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
Equipment Design and Separation Technology (Undergraduate 3rd year)  
This course covers the design and economic analysis of chemical process equipment. Computer design packages will be used in the analysis of chemical equipment.

Professor Name: Kenneth R. Cox
Department: Chemical Engineering
University: Rice University
Textbooks: Peters, Timmerhaus, and West, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, 5th Ed (2003) and Seider, Seader, and Lewin, Product and Process Design Principles, 2nd Ed (2004).

Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
Introduction to Chemical Process Modeling  
Description: This course provides an overview of the chemical engineering curriculum and develops facility with using modern computational software for numerical problem solving. Topics covered include stoichiometry of chemical reactions; diffusion and heat transfer; process systems steady-state modeling and design; chemical kinetics in well-mixed reactors; and estimating paramters from data.
Course material created by the Chemical and Biological Engineering Faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
Target audience: Introductory undergraduate (1st or 2nd year)
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Materials available: Problem sets or projects, Primers or tutorials, Downloadable code or data files
Products: MATLAB

Submitted: Aug 06, 2008
Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering  
Description: Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential equations (e.g. Navier-Stokes), numerical methods in molecular simulation (dynamics, geometry optimization). All methods are presented within the context of chemical engineering problems. Familiarity with structured programming is assumed. The examples will use MATLAB®.
Citation:
William Green, Jr., course materials for 10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering, Fall 2006. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [16 July 2008].
Target audience: Graduate
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials available: Problem sets or projects, Course outline or syllabus, Textbook recommendations, Downloadable code or data files
Products: MATLAB

Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
MATLAB Applications in Chemical Engineering  
Description: This guide is a brief introduction to MATLAB in chemical engineering. Topics covered include solving linear equations, numerical integration, symbolic integrations and differentation, and solving differential equations.
Material created by James A. Carnell.
Target audience: Introductory undergraduate (1st or 2nd year)
Institution: North Carolina State University
Materials available: Primers or tutorials
Products: MATLAB

Submitted: Aug 06, 2008
Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design  
Description: This course covers the concepts and the tools used in planning, operating and the design of commercial chemical and biochemical reaction systems for producing fuels, polymers, specialty and consumer products, pharmaceuticals, solid-state devices and other products. The course presents the fundamentals of reaction stoichiometry, reaction analysis, and simple kinetic analysis of homogeneous and heterogeneously catalyzed reactions.
Course material created by Professor John G. Ekerdt.
Target audience: Graduate
Institution: University of Texas
Materials available: Course outline or syllabus, Downloadable code or data files
Products: MATLAB

Submitted: Aug 06, 2008



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