CHME 452L. Chemical Process Simulation

1. Course number and name

CHME 452L. Chemical Process Simulation

2. Credits and contact hours

1 credit hours = =15 contact hours per semester

3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

4. Text book, title, author, and year

This course will use content from the texts required of the pre-and co-requisite courses, as well as texts from numerous foundation courses of the curriculum.  

a. other supplemental materials


5. Specific course information

a. catalog description:  Construction and convergence of chemical processes in a process simulator. Students will understand how to access variables, define and converge design specifications and converge tear/recycle streams. 

b. prerequisites: CHME 352L co-requisites: none

c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required

6. Specific goals for the course

a. The student will be able to…

b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

7. Brief list of topics to be covered

  • Input from the Aspen Plus® Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Specify unit operations in Aspen Plus®
  • Perform a sensitivity analysis and an optimization
  • Apply a design specification in Aspen Plus®
  • Use Calculator Blocks as Fortran or Excel
  • Specify a catalytic reactor with LH kinetics
  • Optimize a RADFRAC distillation column on an economic basis
  • Converge complex multicomponent RADFRAC distillations
  • Use the economics analyzer package in conjunction with a simulation

Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online.  This document is accessible from the URL: