Main

Process Dynamics and Control

Main.HomePage History

Hide minor edits - Show changes to markup

Added lines 50-51:
  • Marlin, T., Process Control Education Web-site, 2017. View Online Content
May 05, 2017, at 10:36 PM by 45.56.3.173 -
Added lines 48-49:
  • Powell, K., Fundamentals of Smart Systems, Ch En 5960 / 6960, Online Course, 2017. View Video List
Changed line 23 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 8-9 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM, UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 8-9AM, T 10-11AM, 3-4PM, UO Lab
Changed line 27 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 10 AM-12 PM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1PM, Th 10AM-12PM, F 3-4PM, UO Lab
Changed line 27 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 10 AM-12 PM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab
Added line 30:
 saeed_safdari_1988 [at] yahoo.com
Deleted line 23:
 Quiz Grader
Deleted lines 24-27:
 TBD
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, UO Lab
 Homework Grader
Changed lines 27-29 from:
 Office Hours:, Th 9-11 AM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab
 Homework Grader
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab

 Saeed Safdari
 Homework and Quiz Grader
August 29, 2016, at 06:38 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Changed lines 26-27 from:
 Daniel Carlson
 daniel.j.carlson [at] outlook.com
to:
 TBD
Changed lines 30-31 from:
 Michael Stoddard
 mnstoddard [at] gmail.com
to:
 Daniel Carlson
 daniel.j.carlson [at] outlook.com
August 29, 2016, at 03:39 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Changed lines 73-74 from:
  • Homework/Quizzes = 20%
to:
  • Homework = 15%
  • Quizzes = 5%
August 26, 2016, at 03:27 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Changed line 13 from:
 Office hours M, W, Fr 2-3 PM, 350R CB
to:
 Office hours M, W, Fr 2-3 PM, 350E CB
August 23, 2016, at 10:59 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Changed lines 21-32 from:
 Kristen Wilding
 kmwilding13 [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM, UO Lab

 Mostafa Safdarnejad
 mostafa.safdarnejad [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM, UO Lab

 Ryan Wood
 ryan.wood [at] byu.edu
 Homework and Quiz Grader
to:
 Justin Harwell
 jahunter11.jh [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 8-9 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM, UO Lab
 Quiz Grader

 Daniel Carlson
 daniel.j.carlson [at] outlook.com
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, UO Lab
 Homework Grader

 Michael Stoddard
 mnstoddard [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours:, Th 9-11 AM, F 3-4 PM, UO Lab
 Homework Grader
August 23, 2016, at 07:12 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Added lines 46-47:
  • Beard, R.W., McLain, T.W., Introduction to Feedback Control, Brigham Young University, 2016. View Online Textbook and Supplemental Material
August 22, 2016, at 11:06 PM by 10.5.113.104 -
Changed lines 15-18 from:

(:table border=0 width=100%:) (:cell width=15% align='right':)

(:cell width=85%:)

to:
Deleted line 17:

(:tableend:)

April 20, 2016, at 07:29 PM by 10.5.113.123 -
Added lines 123-128:

Preventing Sexual Misconduct

As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the university prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of “Sexual Misconduct” prohibited by the university.

University policy requires any university employee in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention through various forms including face-to-face conversation, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. If you encounter Sexual Misconduct, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or 801-422-2130 or Ethics Point at https://titleix.byu.edu/report-concern or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours). Additional information about Title IX and resources available to you can be found at titleix.byu.edu.

Changed lines 26-27 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM, UO Lab
Changed line 30 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM, UO Lab
August 31, 2015, at 07:53 PM by 10.10.149.157 -
Changed line 26 from:
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 9-11 AM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
August 31, 2015, at 05:28 PM by 10.5.113.128 -
Added lines 24-31:
 Kristen Wilding
 kmwilding13 [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM, T 9-11 AM in the UO Lab

 Mostafa Safdarnejad
 mostafa.safdarnejad [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM, Th 9-11 AM in the UO Lab
Changed lines 34-42 from:
 Office Hours: T/Th 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM in the UO Lab

 Mostafa Safdarnejad
 mostafa.safdarnejad [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM in the UO Lab

 Kristen Wilding
 kmwilding13 [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM in the UO Lab
to:
 Homework and Quiz Grader
Changed lines 105-106 from:

We will be using a computer software package called "Control Station" which was written by Doug Cooper at the University of Connecticut for teaching process control. This program can be accessed on the RGS system. You can access this in the UO lab, or download the RGS server from the CAEDM site. Our license agreement allows you to use this program while in this class, but not for other purposes. The use of MATHCAD and other packages (MATLAB, etc.) will be used later in the course. You need to do turn in your own version of the work, even if you work with other students.

to:

We will be using a computer software packages Python, MATLAB, and Simulink for this course. You can access this in the UO lab, or download the RGS server from the CAEDM site. You need to do turn in your own version of the work, even if you work with other students.

Changed line 116 from:

A Read material in advance, including the reading questions. Be attentive and ask questions in lectures, understand and do all homework on time, study hard for exams well before the exam starts, work hard and perform well on exams.

to:

A Read or watch material in advance, including the reading questions. Be attentive and ask questions in lectures, understand and do all homework on time, study hard for exams well before the exam starts, work hard and perform well on exams.

August 26, 2015, at 08:57 PM by 10.5.113.136 -
Changed line 29 from:
 mostafa.safdarnejad@gmail.com [at] gmail.com
to:
 mostafa.safdarnejad [at] gmail.com
August 18, 2015, at 11:06 PM by 174.148.117.39 -
Deleted line 13:
 Office hours T, Th 9-9:30 AM, 3-3:30 PM, 350R CB
August 18, 2015, at 11:04 PM by 174.148.117.39 -
Changed lines 31-32 from:
 Office Hours: W 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed lines 34-35 from:
 stokes.kristenm [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: F 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 kmwilding13 [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: MWF 9-10 AM in the UO Lab
August 17, 2015, at 10:17 PM by 10.5.113.136 -
Changed lines 29-30 from:
 Sarah Nikbakhsh
 sarah.nikbakhsh [at] gmail.com
to:
 Mostafa Safdarnejad
 mostafa.safdarnejad@gmail.com [at] gmail.com
Changed lines 33-34 from:
 Matt Schinn
 schinn.matt [at] gmail.com
to:
 Kristen Wilding
 stokes.kristenm [at] gmail.com
August 12, 2015, at 05:15 PM by 10.5.113.136 -
Changed lines 25-27 from:
 Ammon Eaton
 ammonseaton [at] yahoo.com
 Office Hours: M 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Ryan Wood
 ryan.wood [at] byu.edu
 Office Hours: T/Th 10-11 AM, 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
June 16, 2015, at 10:01 PM by 10.10.150.0 -
Changed lines 13-14 from:
 Office hours M, W, Fr 2-3 PM, 350R Clyde Building
 Office hours T, Th 9-9:30 AM, 3-3:30 PM, 350R Clyde Building
to:
 Office hours M, W, Fr 2-3 PM, 350R CB
 Office hours T, Th 9-9:30 AM, 3-3:30 PM, 350R CB
March 15, 2015, at 09:48 PM by 95.151.233.1 -
Changed lines 16-21 from:
About the Professor: John Hedengren worked 5 years with ExxonMobil Chemical on optimization and process control solutions for the petrochemical industry. He conducts research in optimization methods, modeling systems, and applications in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.
to:

(:table border=0 width=100%:) (:cell width=15% align='right':)

(:cell width=85%:) John Hedengren worked 5 years with ExxonMobil Chemical on Optimization solutions for the petrochemical industry. He conducts research in optimization methods, modeling systems, and applications in Chemical Engineering. The PRISM group is actively working on oil and gas drilling automation, reservoir engineering, process optimization, unmanned aerial vehicles, and systems biology. (:tableend:)

Changed line 14 from:
 Office hours T, Th 3-4 PM, UO Lab
to:
 Office hours T, Th 9-9:30 AM, 3-3:30 PM, 350R Clyde Building
Changed lines 14-15 from:
to:
 Office hours T, Th 3-4 PM, UO Lab
Changed lines 22-23 from:
 Office Hours: M 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: M 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed line 30 from:
 Office Hours: Th 3-4 PM, F 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: F 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed lines 21-22 from:
 Office Hours: M 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: M 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed lines 25-26 from:
 Office Hours: W 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: W 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed line 29 from:
 Office Hours: F 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: Th 3-4 PM, F 12-1 PM in the UO Lab
Added lines 19-22:
 Ammon Eaton
 ammonseaton [at] yahoo.com
 Office Hours: M 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed lines 25-30 from:
 Office Hours: M / W / F 12-1 PM in the UO Lab

 Ammon Eaton
 ammonseaton [at] yahoo.com
 Office Hours: M 12-1 PM and T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: W 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
Changed line 29 from:
 Office Hours: M / W 4:30-6 PM, F 2-3 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: F 11 AM-1 PM in the UO Lab
August 25, 2014, at 07:42 PM by 10.5.113.134 -
Changed lines 19-24 from:
 Reza Asgharzadeh Shishivan
 reza_asghar_sh [at] yahoo.com
 Office Hours: M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB

 Jonathon Horton
 jhorton7715 [at] gmail.com
to:
 Sarah Nikbakhsh
 sarah.nikbakhsh [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: M / W / F 12-1 PM in the UO Lab

 Ammon Eaton
 ammonseaton [at] yahoo.com
Changed lines 27-28 from:
 Spencer Campbell
 spencecamp [at] gmail.com
to:
 Matt Schinn
 schinn.matt [at] gmail.com
July 07, 2014, at 11:23 PM by 174.148.1.146 -
Changed lines 117-120 from:

D Skip class, don't turn in homework or turn it in late, start learning during the exam.

to:

D Skip class, don't turn in homework or turn it in late, start learning during the exam.

Disability Resources

If you suspect or are aware that you have a disability, you are strongly encouraged to contact the University Accessibility Center (UAC) located at 2170 WSC (801-422-2767) as soon as possible. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Examples include vision or hearing impairments, physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, emotional disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety), learning disorders, and attention disorders (e.g., ADHD). When registering with the UAC, the disability will be evaluated and eligible students will receive assistance in obtaining reasonable University approved accommodations.

November 15, 2013, at 08:00 PM by 128.187.97.24 -
Changed line 25 from:
 Office Hours: M/ W / F 12-1 PM and T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: M 12-1 PM and T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
November 01, 2013, at 06:38 PM by 128.187.97.25 -
Added lines 41-42:

Other resources

Deleted lines 43-46:

Other resources

  • T.F. Edgar, D.M. Himmelblau, L.S. Lasdon, Optimization of Chemical Processes, 2001. Download PDF
November 01, 2013, at 06:36 PM by 128.187.97.25 -
Added lines 40-41:
  • Edgar, T.F., Himmelblau, D.M., and L.S. Lasdon, Optimization of Chemical Processes, McGraw Hill, 2001. Download PDF
September 06, 2013, at 01:35 AM by 69.169.131.204 -
Changed line 88 from:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. Reading questions? are provided to help guide students through the material, however, they are not required to be turned in as part of the homework assignments.

to:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. Reading questions are provided to help guide students through the material, however, they are not required to be turned in as part of the homework assignments.

September 06, 2013, at 01:34 AM by 69.169.131.204 -
Changed line 88 from:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework.

to:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. Reading questions? are provided to help guide students through the material, however, they are not required to be turned in as part of the homework assignments.

Changed lines 21-22 from:
 Office Hours: TBD, Possibly M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB
to:
 Office Hours: M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB
Changed lines 25-26 from:
 Office Hours: TBD, Possibly T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: M/ W / F 12-1 PM and T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
Changed line 29 from:
 Office Hours: TBD
to:
 Office Hours: M / W 4:30-6 PM, F 2-3 PM in the UO Lab
August 19, 2013, at 07:53 PM by 69.169.131.210 -
Changed lines 21-22 from:
 TBD / Possible office hours M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB
to:
 Office Hours: TBD, Possibly M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB
Changed lines 25-29 from:
 TBD / Possible office hours T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Office Hours: TBD, Possibly T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab

 Spencer Campbell
 spencecamp [at] gmail.com
 Office Hours: TBD
August 19, 2013, at 05:21 PM by 69.169.131.210 -
Changed lines 19-25 from:
 Jose Mojica
 jlmojica [at] gmail.com
 Office hours M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB

 Suman Pokharel
 spokharel11 [at] gmail.com
 Office hours T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
to:
 Reza Asgharzadeh Shishivan
 reza_asghar_sh [at] yahoo.com
 TBD / Possible office hours M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB

 Jonathon Horton
 jhorton7715 [at] gmail.com
 TBD / Possible office hours T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
May 09, 2013, at 09:57 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed line 1 from:

(:title ChE 436: Process Dynamics and Control:)

to:

(:title Process Dynamics and Control:)

Deleted lines 3-4:

Chemical Engineering 436

January 09, 2013, at 04:44 AM by 69.169.188.228 -
Changed line 1 from:

(:title ChE 436: Process Control:)

to:

(:title ChE 436: Process Dynamics and Control:)

January 06, 2013, at 06:01 AM by 69.169.188.188 -
Changed line 104 from:

Elder Henry B. Eyring has encouraged us to make this the type of university where Christ would like to come. He is also very interested in justifying the tithing money of faithful members of the church. It is such a pleasure to work at this university with such great young men and women. Please remember to adhere to the Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards.

to:

President Henry B. Eyring has encouraged us to make this the type of university where Christ would like to come. He is also very interested in justifying the tithing money of faithful members of the church. It is such a pleasure to work at this university with such great young men and women. Please remember to adhere to the Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards.

December 31, 2012, at 06:16 AM by 69.169.188.228 -
Changed line 17 from:
About the Professor: John Hedengren worked 5 years with ExxonMobil Chemical on Optimization solutions for the petrochemical industry. He conducts research in optimization methods, modeling systems, and applications in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.
to:
About the Professor: John Hedengren worked 5 years with ExxonMobil Chemical on optimization and process control solutions for the petrochemical industry. He conducts research in optimization methods, modeling systems, and applications in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.
December 31, 2012, at 06:15 AM by 69.169.188.228 -
Added lines 16-17:
About the Professor: John Hedengren worked 5 years with ExxonMobil Chemical on Optimization solutions for the petrochemical industry. He conducts research in optimization methods, modeling systems, and applications in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.
December 20, 2012, at 12:59 AM by 128.187.97.22 -
Changed lines 60-81 from:

(:table border=0 width=50%:) (:cell:) Homework/Quizzes (:cell:) 20% (:cellnr:) Project #1 (:cell:) 10% (:cellnr:) Project #2 (:cell:) 15% (:cellnr:) Exams (:cell:) 30% (:cellnr:) Final Exam (:cell:) 25% (:tableend:)

to:
  • Graded Items
    • Homework/Quizzes = 20%
    • Project #1 Written Report = 10%
    • Exam #1 = 15%
    • Exam #2 = 15%
    • Project #2 Written Report = 10%
    • Project #2 Oral Report = 5%
    • Final Exam = 25%
December 20, 2012, at 12:57 AM by 128.187.97.22 -
Added lines 82-91:
  • Grade-cutoffs
    • A = 93
    • A- = 90
    • B+ = 87
    • B = 83
    • B- = 80
    • C+ = 77
    • C = 73
    • C- = 70
November 10, 2012, at 09:09 PM by 69.169.188.188 -
Changed line 66 from:

Project

to:

Project #1

Changed line 70 from:

Exams

to:

Project #2

Changed line 72 from:

45%

to:

15%

Changed line 74 from:

Final Exam

to:

Exams

Added lines 76-79:

30% (:cellnr:) Final Exam (:cell:)

Changed line 93 from:

There will be three exams given during the semester. These exams may be closed book and/or open book, in-class or in the testing center, as specified by the instructor prior to the exam. Exams will only be given after the scheduled date by special permission. Students with conflicts should arrange to take the exam prior to the scheduled date.

to:

There will be two exams given during the semester. These exams may be closed book and/or open book, in-class or in the testing center, as specified by the instructor prior to the exam. Exams will only be given after the scheduled date by special permission. Students with conflicts should arrange to take the exam prior to the scheduled date.

November 05, 2012, at 04:16 PM by 69.169.188.228 -
Changed line 86 from:

Unannounced quizzes will be given on the assigned reading material for that day. The number of quizzes will increase as student preparation for classes decreases. Motto: BE PREPARED! Quizzes will not be rescheduled, and extra credit is not available (but quizzes constitute only 1% of the homework grade). The quizzes are intended to: 1) provide an opportunity for you to practice responding to questions under time pressure, 2) provide encouragement for you to keep up with the course material, 3) encourage attendance.

to:

Unannounced quizzes will be given on the assigned reading material for that day. The number of quizzes will increase as student preparation for classes decreases. Motto: BE PREPARED! Quizzes will not be rescheduled, and extra credit is not available (but each quiz only constitutes one assignment of the homework grade). The quizzes are intended to: 1) provide an opportunity for you to practice responding to questions under time pressure, 2) provide encouragement for you to keep up with the course material, 3) encourage attendance.

Changed line 15 from:
 Office hours T, Th 2-3 PM, 350R Clyde Building
to:
 Office hours M, W, Fr 2-3 PM, 350R Clyde Building
August 27, 2012, at 09:09 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed line 21 from:
 Office hours M / We 10 AM-11 AM in 308 CB
to:
 Office hours M / We 9-10 AM in 308 CB
August 22, 2012, at 11:28 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Deleted line 19:
 Office: 210B Fletcher Building
August 22, 2012, at 11:27 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed line 22 from:
 Office hours M / We 11 AM-12 PM in 308 CB
to:
 Office hours M / We 10 AM-11 AM in 308 CB
August 22, 2012, at 10:45 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed line 22 from:
 Office hours TBD
to:
 Office hours M / We 11 AM-12 PM in 308 CB
August 20, 2012, at 08:52 PM by 69.169.131.76 -
Changed line 26 from:
 Office hours TBD
to:
 Office hours T / Th 3-4 PM in the UO Lab
July 31, 2012, at 08:44 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Deleted line 8:
 Fall 2011
July 31, 2012, at 08:43 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed lines 2-4 from:

(:keywords nonlinear, model, predictive control, differential, algebraic, modeling language:) (:description Brigham Young University Process Control Course:)

to:

(:keywords nonlinear, model, predictive control, differential, algebraic, modeling language, process control course:) (:description Process Control and Dynamics Course in Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University:)

Changed line 41 from:
  • T.F. Edgar, D.M. Himmelblau, L.S. Lason, Optimization of Chemical Processes, 2001. Download PDF
to:
  • T.F. Edgar, D.M. Himmelblau, L.S. Lasdon, Optimization of Chemical Processes, 2001. Download PDF
July 31, 2012, at 08:40 PM by 128.187.97.23 -
Changed lines 20-23 from:
 Basseem Hallac
 Office: 338 CB, 801-822-7023
 basseem_h03 [at] hotmail.com
 Office hours T, Th 9:30-11:00 AM, 338 Clyde Building
to:
 Jose Mojica
 Office: 210B Fletcher Building
 jlmojica [at] gmail.com
 Office hours TBD
Changed lines 25-28 from:
 William Schaffers
 wcschaffers [at] q.com
 Office hrs M, W, F 12-1 PM, 210B Fletcher Building
to:
 Suman Pokharel
 spokharel11 [at] gmail.com
 Office hours TBD
Changed lines 82-83 from:

Students are required to attend two lectures during the semester. The college lectures this semester are on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 (140 JSB). You may also fulfill this requirement by attending graduate seminars in Chemical Engineering or other departments (with prior approval). Your grade will be lowered 5% (e.g., from a B+ to a B) if you do not attend 2 lectures (2.5% if you only attend one lecture). You will need to email the information about the lecture to the TAs, including date, person speaking, and topic. You may also write this on the homework.

to:

Students are required to attend two lectures during the semester. The college lectures are in October and November. You may also fulfill this requirement by attending graduate seminars in Chemical Engineering or other departments (with prior approval). Your grade will be lowered 5% (e.g., from a B+ to a B) if you do not attend 2 lectures (2.5% if you only attend one lecture). You will need to email the information about the lecture to the TAs, including date, person speaking, and topic. You may also write this on the homework.

Changed line 114 from:

D Skip class, don't turn in homework or turn it in late, start learning during the exam.

to:

D Skip class, don't turn in homework or turn it in late, start learning during the exam.

January 18, 2012, at 10:39 PM by 128.187.97.20 -
Added lines 38-41:

Other resources

  • T.F. Edgar, D.M. Himmelblau, L.S. Lason, Optimization of Chemical Processes, 2001. Download PDF
October 13, 2011, at 12:15 AM by 69.169.188.228 -
Changed line 23 from:
 Office hours T, Th 9:00-10:30 AM, 338 Clyde Building
to:
 Office hours T, Th 9:30-11:00 AM, 338 Clyde Building
Changed line 23 from:
 Office hours T, Th 8:30-10:00 AM, 338 Clyde Building
to:
 Office hours T, Th 9:00-10:30 AM, 338 Clyde Building
October 10, 2011, at 08:36 PM by 128.187.0.183 -
Added line 16:
 Office hours T, Th 2-3 PM, 350R Clyde Building
September 28, 2011, at 04:39 AM by 69.169.188.228 -
Changed line 1 from:

(:title ChE 436:)

to:

(:title ChE 436: Process Control:)

Changed line 3 from:

(:description Brigham Young University Process Control Course Material:)

to:

(:description Brigham Young University Process Control Course:)

Changed line 22 from:
 Office hours T, Th 12-1:30 PM, 338 Clyde Building
to:
 Office hours T, Th 8:30-10:00 AM, 338 Clyde Building
Changed line 22 from:
 Office hours T, Th 12-1:30 PM, 338 CB
to:
 Office hours T, Th 12-1:30 PM, 338 Clyde Building
Changed lines 25-26 from:
 wschaffe [at] uwyo.edu
 Office hrs M, W, F 12-1 PM, room TBD
to:
 wcschaffers [at] q.com
 Office hrs M, W, F 12-1 PM, 210B Fletcher Building
August 30, 2011, at 02:20 AM by 69.169.187.114 -
Changed line 77 from:

Students are required to attend two lectures during the semester. The college lectures this semester are on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 (140 JSB) this semester. You may also fulfill this requirement by attending graduate seminars in Chemical Engineering or other departments (with prior approval). Your grade will be lowered 5% (e.g., from a B+ to a B) if you do not attend 2 lectures (2.5% if you only attend one lecture). You will need to email the information about the lecture to the TAs, including date, person speaking, and topic. You may also write this on the homework.

to:

Students are required to attend two lectures during the semester. The college lectures this semester are on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 (140 JSB). You may also fulfill this requirement by attending graduate seminars in Chemical Engineering or other departments (with prior approval). Your grade will be lowered 5% (e.g., from a B+ to a B) if you do not attend 2 lectures (2.5% if you only attend one lecture). You will need to email the information about the lecture to the TAs, including date, person speaking, and topic. You may also write this on the homework.

August 28, 2011, at 07:37 PM by 69.169.187.114 -
Changed lines 80-81 from:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. The responsibility of learning is then on the student! I am not requiring written responses to the reading questions. I will change this policy if students do not read the assignments.

to:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework.

Changed lines 86-87 from:

There will be three exams given during the semester. These exams may be closed book and/or open book, in-class or in the testing center, as specified by the instructor prior to the exam. Computers will not be used on the exams. Exams will only be given after the scheduled date by special permission. Students with conflicts should arrange to take the exam prior to the scheduled date. Use of exams from previous semesters will be considered as an honor code violation and treated accordingly. If you have them, please discard them now.

to:

There will be three exams given during the semester. These exams may be closed book and/or open book, in-class or in the testing center, as specified by the instructor prior to the exam. Exams will only be given after the scheduled date by special permission. Students with conflicts should arrange to take the exam prior to the scheduled date.

Changed lines 92-93 from:

We will be using a computer software package called "Control Station" which was written by Doug Cooper at the University of Connecticut for teaching process control. This program can be accessed on the RGS system. You can access this in the UO lab, or download the RGS server from the CAEDM site. Our license agreement allows you to use this program while in this class, but not for other purposes. The use of MATHCAD and other packages (MATLAB, etc.) will be used later in the course. Please remember that copying computer files for homework will be considered an honor code violation. You need to do turn in your own version of the work, even if you work with other students.

to:

We will be using a computer software package called "Control Station" which was written by Doug Cooper at the University of Connecticut for teaching process control. This program can be accessed on the RGS system. You can access this in the UO lab, or download the RGS server from the CAEDM site. Our license agreement allows you to use this program while in this class, but not for other purposes. The use of MATHCAD and other packages (MATLAB, etc.) will be used later in the course. You need to do turn in your own version of the work, even if you work with other students.

Changed lines 95-96 from:

I will come prepared to each class, ready to help explain the material covered in the reading. I appreciate attentive students who respect my time and the time of other students. I am annoyed, as are other students, by inconsiderate students who continually disrupt class. I reserve the right to lower the cumulative scores of disruptive students by up to 5%.

to:

I will come prepared to each class, ready to help explain the material covered in the reading. I appreciate attentive students who respect my time and the time of other students.

Changed line 98 from:

Elder Henry B. Eyring has encouraged us to make this the type of university where Christ would like to come. He is also very interested in justifying the tithing money of faithful members of the church. It is such a pleasure to work at this university with such great young men and women. Please remember to adhere to the Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards. Unfortunately, not all students have the same commitment, and hence violations will be dealt with appropriately.

to:

Elder Henry B. Eyring has encouraged us to make this the type of university where Christ would like to come. He is also very interested in justifying the tithing money of faithful members of the church. It is such a pleasure to work at this university with such great young men and women. Please remember to adhere to the Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards.

August 28, 2011, at 06:25 AM by 69.169.187.114 -
Added lines 1-4:

(:title ChE 436:) (:keywords nonlinear, model, predictive control, differential, algebraic, modeling language:) (:description Brigham Young University Process Control Course Material:)

August 28, 2011, at 06:18 AM by 69.169.187.114 -
Changed lines 76-78 from:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. The responsibility of learning is then on the student!

However, based on student input over the last few years, I am not requiring written responses to the reading questions. I will change this policy if students do not read the assignments.

to:

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. The responsibility of learning is then on the student! I am not requiring written responses to the reading questions. I will change this policy if students do not read the assignments.

August 28, 2011, at 06:00 AM by 69.169.187.114 -
Changed lines 1-12 from:

Welcome to PmWiki!

A local copy of PmWiki's documentation has been installed along with the software, and is available via the documentation index.

To continue setting up PmWiki, see initial setup tasks.

The basic editing page describes how to create pages in PmWiki. You can practice editing in the wiki sandbox.

More information about PmWiki is available from http://www.pmwiki.org .

to:

Chemical Engineering 436

 Process Dynamics and Control
 MWF - 1:00 pm, 256 CB
 Fall 2011

Professor

 J.D. Hedengren
 Office: 350R CB, 801-422-2590
 john.hedengren [at] byu.edu

TA/Graders:

 Basseem Hallac
 Office: 338 CB, 801-822-7023
 basseem_h03 [at] hotmail.com
 Office hours T, Th 12-1:30 PM, 338 CB

 William Schaffers
 wschaffe [at] uwyo.edu
 Office hrs M, W, F 12-1 PM, room TBD

Texts

(:table border=0 width=100%:) (:cell:)

  • D.E. Seborg, T.F. Edgar, E.A. Mellichamp, F. J. Doyle, Process Dynamics and Control, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 2011. (Note: I have tried to make homework and reading assignments so that the 2nd edition can be used.)

(:cell:)

(:tableend:)

  • D. Cooper, Practical Process Control Using Loop-Pro Software, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2005. Download PDF

Recitation Sessions

As needed through-out the semester. The Teaching Assistants will conduct the recitation sessions. Generally they will be held:

  • Before exams
  • To help work through difficult project issues
  • For additional class time

Catalog Description

ChE 436: Process Control and Dynamics (3 credit hours). Prerequisite: Math 334; ChEn 376, 478 (386). Process systems, associated control systems, and instrumentation. Use of Laplace transforms and complex variables.

Course Objectives

It is the intent of this course to help the student to:

  1. Understand and be able to describe quantitatively the dynamic behavior of process systems.
  2. Learn the fundamental principles of classical control theory, including different types of controllers and control strategies.
  3. Develop the ability to describe quantitatively the behavior of simple control systems and to design control systems.
  4. Develop the ability to use computer software to help describe and design control systems.
  5. Learn how to tune a control loop and to apply this knowledge in the laboratory.
  6. Gain a brief exposure to advanced control strategies.

Grading

(:table border=0 width=50%:) (:cell:) Homework/Quizzes (:cell:) 20% (:cellnr:) Project (:cell:) 10% (:cellnr:) Exams (:cell:) 45% (:cellnr:) Final Exam (:cell:) 25% (:tableend:)

College Lectures

Students are required to attend two lectures during the semester. The college lectures this semester are on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 (140 JSB) this semester. You may also fulfill this requirement by attending graduate seminars in Chemical Engineering or other departments (with prior approval). Your grade will be lowered 5% (e.g., from a B+ to a B) if you do not attend 2 lectures (2.5% if you only attend one lecture). You will need to email the information about the lecture to the TAs, including date, person speaking, and topic. You may also write this on the homework.

Reading

Reading the textbook(s) is essential to passing this class. The packet material is quite easy to read, but the textbook is slightly more difficult. Students are expected to read the material before the lecture, then get clarifications on the reading, and then do the homework. The responsibility of learning is then on the student!

However, based on student input over the last few years, I am not requiring written responses to the reading questions. I will change this policy if students do not read the assignments.

Quizzes

Unannounced quizzes will be given on the assigned reading material for that day. The number of quizzes will increase as student preparation for classes decreases. Motto: BE PREPARED! Quizzes will not be rescheduled, and extra credit is not available (but quizzes constitute only 1% of the homework grade). The quizzes are intended to: 1) provide an opportunity for you to practice responding to questions under time pressure, 2) provide encouragement for you to keep up with the course material, 3) encourage attendance.

Exams

There will be three exams given during the semester. These exams may be closed book and/or open book, in-class or in the testing center, as specified by the instructor prior to the exam. Computers will not be used on the exams. Exams will only be given after the scheduled date by special permission. Students with conflicts should arrange to take the exam prior to the scheduled date. Use of exams from previous semesters will be considered as an honor code violation and treated accordingly. If you have them, please discard them now.

Project

You will be required to complete a group project in the lab as part of this course. Groups will consist of 3-4 students, and one report will be submitted for the group. Homework assignments will be reduced during the time which the project is assigned. You do not have to write a purpose for the lab. It will be necessary to schedule your time in the laboratory since facilities are limited. Please be considerate of others as you schedule and use lab time to complete the group project.

Computer Tools

We will be using a computer software package called "Control Station" which was written by Doug Cooper at the University of Connecticut for teaching process control. This program can be accessed on the RGS system. You can access this in the UO lab, or download the RGS server from the CAEDM site. Our license agreement allows you to use this program while in this class, but not for other purposes. The use of MATHCAD and other packages (MATLAB, etc.) will be used later in the course. Please remember that copying computer files for homework will be considered an honor code violation. You need to do turn in your own version of the work, even if you work with other students.

Citizenship

I will come prepared to each class, ready to help explain the material covered in the reading. I appreciate attentive students who respect my time and the time of other students. I am annoyed, as are other students, by inconsiderate students who continually disrupt class. I reserve the right to lower the cumulative scores of disruptive students by up to 5%.

Honor Code

Elder Henry B. Eyring has encouraged us to make this the type of university where Christ would like to come. He is also very interested in justifying the tithing money of faithful members of the church. It is such a pleasure to work at this university with such great young men and women. Please remember to adhere to the Honor Code and the Dress and Grooming Standards. Unfortunately, not all students have the same commitment, and hence violations will be dealt with appropriately.

Study Habits

Grade Expectations

A Read material in advance, including the reading questions. Be attentive and ask questions in lectures, understand and do all homework on time, study hard for exams well before the exam starts, work hard and perform well on exams.

B Skim material in advance, attend lectures and try to stay awake, depend on TA for homework help, casually study for the exam by working the practice exam instead of learning concepts.

C Never read book, work on Separations or other homework during class, skip some homework assignments, start cramming for the exam the night before the exam.

D Skip class, don't turn in homework or turn it in late, start learning during the exam.