Benjamin Davis

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

ChE 151: Process Simulation and Mathematical Techniques for ChEs

For more information on this course, see my faculty website.

Course description from the current catalog:

ChE 151 Process Simulation and Mathematical Techniques for Chemical Engineers
In this course computer-aided design is applied to chemical engineering problems in fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and chemical reactor analysis. Topics include: matrices and determinants properties and special matrices, systems of linear equations and methods of solution by matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and applications to least squares and staged processes. Steady and unsteady general diffusion equation, one- and two-dimensional heat transfer equation, Fourier series, Laplace and Z transforms and applications. Series and numerical solutions, Power, Bessel, Euler, Runge-Kutta, Milne, Finite differences approximations and Crank-Nicholson. Applications.
3 credits. Prerequisite: ESC 140