Catalog Description : KM 452-Chemical Engineering Design II (SE) (3-2-0) 4; ECST (8)
Complete design of a selected chemical process. Flow chart selection, examination and preparation. Investigation of the process from flexibility, safety, operatibility, controllability and environmental effects points of views. Mass and energy balances. Selection and design of equipments. Detailed economical analyses of processes.
Prerequisite : KM 451 Chemical Engineering Design I
Peters, M.S., Timmerhaus, Klaus D., West, Ronald E. "Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers," 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York
Supplementary References: (See the attached sheet).
The goal of engineering design is devising a system, component or process to meet desired needs. In achieving this goal, the process of design will include most of the following features:
Development of student creativity.
Use of open ended problems.
Consideration of alternative solutions.
Development and use of design methodology.
Formulation of design problem statements and specifications.
Detailed system descriptions.
We also aim to include the following realistic constraints and risk factors in the process of design: economic factors, safety, environment, health and hazardous effects, reliability, flexibility, sustainability of the process and also aesthetics, ethics and social impact.
The course content is, in short, “Learn to learn while doing.” This will hopefully be reinforced by short lectures, discussions, reading assignments and self-learning exercises on the following items:
What is “design “? Engineering design as defined by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Screening of alternatives.
Detailed equipment design.
Stages of design: Needs/ Ideas/ Selections/ Design.
Rules of thumb (Heuristics).
Ethics and professionalism.
Oral communication techniques.
Written communications: Progress reports.
Process design of complete process (formaldehyde production) and detailed economic analyses
Ethics studies on given scenarios
The students will form teams of four or five. The team members will have both individual and collective responsibility for the success of their projects.
The design staff will act as project managers rather than technical experts, and the “students” will act as professional employees of our design team. Any mention of “attendance requirements” is considered superfluous for professionals.
Exams (tentative) : 30 % (Midterms and Final)
1st Exam : 10.04.2013 Wednesday
2nd Exam : 13.05.2013 Monday
3rd Exam : 07.06.2013 Monday
Project work : 70 % (Project presentation on final date will be included here)
Class work and associated individual and team assignments,
Backhurst, C.R., Harker, J.H., “Process Plant Design”, Heinemann, London (1973).
Biegler, L.T., Grossmann, I.E., Westerberg, A.W., “Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design”, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (1997).
Branan, C., “Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers”, Elsevier, New York (2005).
Brockel, U., Meier, W., Wagner, G., “Product Design and Engineering: Best Practices”, Wiley, Newyork, (2007).
Dimian, A., C., Bildea, C., S., “Chemical Process Design-Computer Aided Case Studies”, Wiley, (2008).
Douglas, J.M., “Conceptual Design for Chemical Processes”, McGraw-Hill, New York (1988).