Modeling, Analysis and
of Industrial Processes
Dates to be announced
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Motivation & Scope
Modern industrial processes have to be designed and operated with a high level of understanding and in an optimal manner, given the highly globalized and competitive milieu, and the increasing enforcement of rigorous environmental standards. There is a tremendous need to comprehend not only the physical and chemical principles underlying a process, but also to translate this understanding into a mathematical form, solve the resulting equations and interpret/apply the results towards process improvement. The field of mathematical modelling has seen significant progress, both in terms of techniques of modelling as well as in the ability to handle complex models. Thus it is possible in many instances today to reduce actual experimentation to a minimum and obtain the required information through numerical experimentation on the mathematical model.
It is the purpose of this course to examine some of these developments through engineering case studies chosen to illustrate the important methodologies and techniques. Familiarity with the basic principles of heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics and reaction engineering will be assumed and the emphasis will be on formulation of mathematical models and the state-of-the-art techniques to solve them. The course would involve exposition of the principles involved and hands-on computing in equal measure.
Who Will Benefit
This course will be of immense use for
Even though the case studies and examples are drawn largely from the Chemical Process Industry, personnel from other engineering disciplines, especially, environmental, mechanical and metallurgical and industrial chemists would also benefit from this course.
A bachelor's degree or higher in Science or Engineering. Some knowledge of computer programming is desirable.
Course Content (Click here to view the COURSE TIME TABLE)
The program will be based on four daily sessions of 1:30 hrs duration each, two of which will be case studies whereas the other two will be tutorials involving hands-on use of computers. Some typical case studies involve: analyzing the heat effects in chemical reactors, understanding controlled drug release and how to optimize distillation columns and more.
Lecture notes, problem sheets and appropriate reference materials will be provided on CD-ROM and hardcopy.
Prof. Anurag Mehra obtained his B.Tech.in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a Ph.D. from UDCT Bombay. He was on the faculty of UDCT for several years before joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 1991. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He has been involved in teaching courses on mathematical and numerical methods, modeling and simulation as well as in reaction engineering and transport processes. Research interests include multiphase reactions, precipitations and surfactant systems. He currently heads the Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay.
Prof. A. K.
Suresh has been with IIT Bombay since 1988, after a Ph.D. at
University in Chemical Engineering and a brief stint at Hindustan Lever
Research Centre. He has taught numerous courses in the areas of
engineering and bioprocesses. Research interests include mass transfer
and reaction engineering and bioprocesses.
Prof. R. K
specializes in the broad area of Computer Aided Design and was Head of
the CAD centre in IIT Bombay.
is active in the areas of energy analysis, computer aided process
on-line optimisation strategies, and optimisation algorithms for
and simultaneous simulators. He has conducted many courses on modeling,
simulation and optimization, including specific courses for industry.
He is currently, Dean (Planning) at IIT Bombay.
Course dates & Venue (Click here to view the COURSE TIME TABLE)
The course dates are February 18 (Wednesday) to 21 (Saturday), 2009. The venue will be the Computer Aided Instruction classroom of the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay.
Accomodation on campus is available in the Guest House for a limited number of participants on payment and with advance intimation.
Course Fee and Registration
Fee per particpant:
|1.||From Industry:||Rs 12,000|
|2.||From Academia:||Rs 10,000|
|(SAARC countries)||USD 400|
|(Other countries)||USD 700|
Course fee covers course materials, lunch and tea only and does NOT include accomodation charges. Applicants from academic institutions must provide an official certificate from their institute in order to avail the discounted rate.
Fees must be paid by demand draft payable to "Registrar, IIT Bombay (CEP A/C)".
Please fill the attached registration form (this form can also be downloaded from http://www.che.iitb.ac.in/faculty/am/cep/registration_form.html) and mail it along with the demand draft to the course coordinator at the address given below. Registration forms MUST be accompanied by course fee.
(It may be noted that no income tax is to be deducted at source form the course fee payments as IIT Bombay is exempted from the same.)
Deadline for registration: February 16, 2009 (Monday)
Address all correspondence to:
Professor Anurag Mehra/Professor A.K. Suresh
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India
Tel: 022-2576 7217, 7200, 7240
Fax: 022-2572 6895
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com