Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus (2nd Revised edition)

Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus (2nd Revised edition)

By: Ralph Schefflan (author)Paperback

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The complete step-by-step guide to mastering the basics of Aspen Plus software Used for a wide variety of important scientific tasks, Aspen Plus software is a modeling tool used for conceptual design, optimization, and performance monitoring of chemical processes. After more than twenty years, it remains one of the most popular and powerful chemical engineering programs used both industrially and academically. Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus, Second Edition continues to deliver important fundamentals on using Aspen Plus software. The new edition focuses on the newest version of Aspen Plus and covers the newest functionalities. Lecture-style chapters set the tone for maximizing the learning experience by presenting material in a manner that emulates an actual workshop classroom environment. Important points are emphasized through encouragement of hands-on learning techniques that direct learners toward achievement in creating effective designs fluidly and with confidence. Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus, Second Edition includes: * Examples embedded within the text to focus the reader on specific aspects of the material being covered * Workshops at the end of each chapter that provide opportunities to test the reader's knowledge in that chapter's subject matter * Functionalities covered in the newest version of Aspen including the solution of a flowsheet by an equation oriented, EO approach, and the solution of problems which involve electrolyte equilibria * Aspen Plus executable format as well as .txt format files containing details of the examples and the workshops as well as their solutions are provided as a download Designed with both students and professionals in mind, Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus, Second Edition is like having a personal professor 24/7. Its revolutionary format is an exciting way to learn how to operate this highly sophisticated software and a surefire way for readers to get the results they expect. Ralph Schefflan has been an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology for the past thirty-five years. He has taught four graduate courses, thermodynamics, process simulation, numerical methods, and equilibrium stage operations during his time there as well as being SIT's representative to Aspen Technology. Dr. Schefflan introduced process simulation at SIT evolving from Flowtran to Aspen Plus and taught it for thirty years.

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION xiii PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION xv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xix ABOUT THE COMPANION WEBSITE xxi 1 INTRODUCTION TO ASPEN PLUS 1 1.1 Basic Ideas / 1 1.2 Starting Aspen Plus / 4 1.3 The Next Function / 6 1.4 The Navigation Pane / 6 1.5 The Property Environment / 8 1.6 Properties for Simulation / 11 1.7 The Simulation Environment / 13 1.8 Simulation Options / 13 1.9 Units / 14 1.10 Streams / 15 1.11 Blocks / 16 1.12 The Object Manager / 17 1.13 Model Execution / 17 1.14 Viewing Results / 18 1.15 Plotting Results / 20 References / 20 2 PROPERTIES 21 2.1 Introduction / 21 2.2 The Pure Component Databanks / 22 2.3 Property Analysis / 25 2.4 Property Estimation / 29 2.5 Workshops / 32 2.6 Workshop Notes / 33 References / 34 3 THE SIMPLE BLOCKS 35 3.1 Introduction / 35 3.2 Mixer/Splitter Blocks / 35 3.3 The Simple Separator Blocks / 37 3.4 Some Manipulator Blocks / 40 3.5 Workshops / 43 3.6 Workshop Notes / 44 4 PROCESSES WITH RECYCLE 47 4.1 Introduction / 47 4.2 Blocks with Recycle / 48 4.3 Heuristics / 51 4.4 Workshops / 51 4.5 Workshop Notes / 55 References / 56 5 FLOWSHEETING AND MODEL ANALYSIS TOOLS 57 5.1 Introduction / 57 5.2 Introduction to Fortran in Aspen Plus / 58 5.3 Basic Interpreted Fortran Capabilities / 58 5.4 The Sensitivity Function / 61 5.5 The Design Specification / 63 5.6 The Calculator Function / 65 5.7 The Transfer Function / 68 5.8 Workshops / 69 5.9 Workshop Notes / 71 References / 71 6 THE DATA REGRESSION SYSTEM (DRS) 73 6.1 Introduction / 73 6.2 Parameters of Equations of State / 74 6.3 Parameters of Activity Coefficient Equations / 76 6.4 Basic Ideas of Regression / 78 6.5 The Mathematics of Regression / 80 6.6 Practical Aspects of Regression of VLE or LLE Data / 82 6.7 VLE and LLE Data Sources / 90 6.8 Workshops / 93 6.9 Workshop Notes / 95 References / 96 7 FLASHES AND DECANTER 99 7.1 Introduction / 99 7.2 The Flash2 Block / 99 7.3 The Flash3 Block / 104 7.4 The Decanter Block / 105 7.5 Workshops / 107 7.6 Workshop Notes / 108 References / 109 8 PRESSURE CHANGERS 111 8.1 Introduction / 111 8.2 The Pump Block / 111 8.3 The Compr Block / 112 8.4 The MCompr Block / 113 8.5 Pipelines and Fittings / 114 8.6 Workshops / 115 8.7 Workshop Notes / 116 References / 116 9 HEAT EXCHANGERS 117 9.1 Introduction / 117 9.2 The Heater Block / 118 9.3 The Heatx Block / 122 9.4 The Mheatx Block / 126 9.5 Workshops / 127 9.6 Workshop Notes / 128 References / 129 10 REACTORS 131 10.1 Introduction / 131 10.2 The RStoic Block / 132 10.3 The RYield Block / 133 10.4 The REquil Block / 135 10.5 The RGibbs Block / 136 10.6 Reactions for the Rigorous Models / 138 10.7 The RCSTR Block / 143 10.8 The RPlug Block / 143 10.9 The RBatch Block / 145 10.10 Workshops / 148 10.11 Workshop Notes / 150 References / 151 11 MULTISTAGE EQUILIBRIUM SEPARATORS 153 11.1 Introduction / 153 11.2 The Basic Equations / 153 11.3 The Design Problem / 156 11.4 A Three-Product Distillation Example / 160 11.5 Preliminary Design and Rating Models / 162 11.6 Rigorous Models / 165 11.7 BatchSep / 174 11.8 Workshops / 178 11.9 Workshop Notes / 179 References / 181 12 PROCESS FLOWSHEET DEVELOPMENT 183 12.1 Introduction / 183 12.2 Heuristics / 184 12.3 An Example The Production of Styrene / 184 12.4 A Model with Basic Blocks / 185 12.5 Properties / 185 12.6 Rigorous Flash and Decanter / 187 12.7 Analyzing the Rigorous Distillation / 188 12.8 Integrating the Rigorous Distillation into the Flowsheet / 189 12.9 The Reactor Feed / 192 12.10 Miscellaneous Considerations / 192 12.11 Workshops / 192 12.12 Workshop Notes / 195 Reference / 196 13 OPTIMIZATION 197 13.1 Introduction / 197 13.2 An Optimization Example / 198 13.3 Workshops / 202 13.4 Workshop Notes / 203 References / 205 14 COMPLEX EQUILIBRIUM STAGE SEPARATIONS 207 14.1 Introduction / 207 14.2 Energy Integration Applications / 208 14.3 Homogeneous Azeotropic Distillation / 210 14.4 Extractive Distillation / 211 14.5 Heterogeneous Operations / 214 14.6 Workshops / 215 14.7 Workshop Notes / 217 References / 219 15 EQUATION-ORIENTED SIMULATION 221 15.1 Introduction / 221 15.2 Identification of Variables / 222 15.3 Equations for EO Simulation / 223 15.4 Solving the EO Equations / 225 15.5 Comparing Calculated Variables in SM and EO Simulation / 227 15.6 Synchronization of the Equations / 228 15.7 The Equation Oriented Menu / 229 15.8 Solution of an EO Problem / 230 15.9 Reinitialization / 232 15.10 A Design Specification / 233 15.11 An SM Problem That is Difficult to Converge / 234 15.12 Sensitivity Analysis / 235 15.13 Equation-Oriented Optimization / 235 15.14 Workshops / 238 15.15 Workshop Notes / 241 References / 241 16 ELECTROLYTES 243 16.1 Introduction / 243 16.2 Electrolyte Solution Equilibria / 243 16.3 Electrolyte Solution Equilibria and the Electrolyte Wizard / 244 16.4 Electrolyte Equilibrium/Phase Equilibrium Examples / 248 References / 250 17 BEYOND THE BASICS OF ASPEN PLUS 251 INDEX 253

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  • publication date: 11/11/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781118980590
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781118980590
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 111898059X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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