The motivation for creating these teaching modules is to augment the chemical engineering curriculum with Aspen Plus examples. The goal is to facilitate the use of simulation and engineering tools across the curriculum. Aspen Plus allows for the solution of problems more complex than those solvable with pencil and paper, but not without a learning curve. Example problems and solutions have been documented to aid in teaching subjects which students take earlier and introduce Aspen Plus solutions to their toolbox.
The teaching modules are written to address a specific target area in the hope that the problem which is solved in the module adds to the classroom lesson on the subject. The examples were designed to be completely modular, and so only rely on students having the prerequisites listed in the beginning of the module. The steps are clear and elaborated so the students learn to use Aspen Plus as they learn the chemical engineering material.
Develop students' understanding of and skills in chemical process synthesis, design, evaluation and optimization.
Enhance students' skills in process simulation.
Support integration of chemical process design knowledge and skills already acquired.
Modular teaching materials, in depth operation in Aspen Plus
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