Computer-Aided Template for Model Reuse, Development and Maintenance

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A template-based approach for model development is presented in this work. Based on a model decomposition technique, the computer-aided template concept has been developed. This concept is implemented as a software tool , which provides a user-friendly interface for following the workflow steps, as well as the guidance through the steps providing additional information and comments. The application of the tool is highlighted with a multiscale modeling case study involving a catalytic membrane fixed bed reactor. The modeling templates for reactor as well as particle scales have been developed . For the particle scale, two alternative mechanisms to describe the diffusion inside catalyst pellets are available: a Fickian diffusion model and a dusty gas model . Moreover, the effects of isothermal and non-isothermal catalyst are also considered during the model development process. Thereby, any number of problem-specific models can be generated through the template and maintained for the future reuse .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014


Conference24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering


  • Modeling framework
  • Computer-aided template
  • Catalytic fixed bed reactor


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