CHE 325.02  (term 051)

Chemical Engineering Computing Laboratory





Introducing the student to the programming techniques in chemical engineering calculations and problem solving. Data processing, problem solving using MATLAB, computer assisted design and simulation of chemical engineering problems, and the use of spreadsheet.




 CHE 306




CHE 325 - Chemical Engineering Computing Laboratory Manual.




Dr. D. K. Al-Harbi




Dr. Dulaihan K. Al-Harbi

Office: 16-214

Tel: 2375


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The development of student expertise in the applications of software in the solution of chemical engineering problems. The course is basically divided into three sections involving the use of mathematically oriented software MATLAB, spreadsheet solving techniques using Excel, and simulation of chemical engineering software HYSYS


Examination Schedule:          Mid Term Exam,Monday 29th November 2004

                                                                                                                      Final Examination, Monday 3rd January 2004


Grading Policy:                      Mid Term Exam                                                                      35%

                                                Assignment                                                                              20%

                                                Class attendance & participation                                            5%

                                                Final Examination                                                                    40%

                                                Total                                                                                                            100



Topics:                                                                            Week #


1.           Introduction to MATLAB                                             1st 

2.           Matrix Operations with MATLAB                                 2nd 

3.            Plotting with MATLAB                                                         3rd    

4.           Thermodynamic Applications                                        4th   

5.          Material and Energy Balances                                        5th              

6.          Introduction to Excel                                                              6th  

7.          Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Applications

        Using Excel                                                                           7th     

8.          Solving Algebraic Equations Using Excel                       8th     

9.          Numerical Integration and ODE                                     9th

Mid-Term Exam                                                                     10th

10.     Simulation of Chemical Process (1)                                11th

11.     Simulation of Chemical Process (2)                               12th

12.       Simulation of Chemical Process With Chemical

        Reaction                                                                                   13th

13.     Simulation of Separation Processes                               14th  

        Final Exam                                                                                15th