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Chemical Engineering: Modeling, Simulation and Similitude

Chemical Engineering: Modeling, Simulation and Similitude

Tanase Gh. Dobre, José G. Sanchez Marcano

ISBN: 978-3-527-61109-6

May 2007

568 pages


A description of the use of computer aided modeling and simulation in the development, integration and optimization of industrial processes. The two authors elucidate the entire procedure step-by-step, from basic mathematical modeling to result interpretation and full-scale process performance analysis. They further demonstrate similitude comparisons of experimental results from different systems as a tool for broadening the applicability of the calculation methods.
Throughout, the book adopts a very practical approach, addressing actual problems and projects likely to be encountered by the reader, as well as fundamentals and solution strategies for complex problems. It is thus equally useful for student and professional engineers and chemists involved in industrial process and production plant design, construction or upgrading.
Advantages and limits for modeling and experimental research
Model types for research by modeling and simulation
Mathematical modeling based on transport phenomena equations
Use of mathematical models for parameters identification
Mathematical modeling based on stochastic processes
Stochastic and determinist heat and mass transport
Mathematical modeling based on statistics theory
Dimensional analysis and Similitude theory