Models for Dynamic Applications

Mauricio Sales-Cruz, Ricardo Morales Rodriguez, Martina Heitzig, Ian Cameron, Rafiqul Gani

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This chapter covers aspects of the dynamic modelling and simulation of several complex operations that include a controlled blending tank, a direct methanol fuel cell that incorporates a multiscale model, a fluidised bed reactor, a standard chemical reactor and finally a polymerisation reactor. These models help illustrate aspects of model formulation, the generation of the underlying assumptions about the systems, the degrees of freedom analysis and finally the solution and simulation of the models subject to changes in a variety of inputs. It is shown how an integrated system such as ICAS-MoT can be applied to formulate, analyse and solve these dynamic problems and how in the case of the fuel cell problem the model consists of coupledmeso and micro scale models. It is shown how data flows are handled between the models and how the solution is obtained within the modelling environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct and Process Modelling : A Case Study Approach
EditorsIan Cameron, Rafiqul Gani
Number of pages557
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-53161-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Multiscale modelling
  • Methanol fuel cellm
  • AIBN
  • Chemical reactor
  • CSTR
  • MMA
  • Microscale
  • Polymerisation reactorm
  • Dynamic models
  • Blending tank
  • Balance volume diagram
  • Mesoscale
  • Control loops
  • Lumped parameter model


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