CHE 711 Chemical Engineering Process Modeling

Applications of methods for mathematical analysis to formulation and solution of problems in transport phenomena, process dynamics, and chemical reaction engineering. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Undergraduate courses in heat, mass and momentum transport and in differential equations or consent of instructor.

• Course Objectives

To develop skills to formulate, solve, and analyze mathematical models of systems of interest to chemical engineers.

Topics include: model building; review or ordinary differential equations; Bessel functions; Laplace transforms; Sturm-Liouville systems; solution to partial differential equations by separation of variables, similarity solutions, and Laplace and Fourier transforms; introduction to numerical solutions of initial-and boundary-value problems; perturbation methods; and introduction to calculus or variations.

• Course Requirements

Complete homework assignments and three exams.

• Textbook

Rice, R.G., and D. D. Do. Applied Mathematics and Modeling for Chemical Engineers, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 1118024729.

• Software

MATLAB available by download through NC State website or accessible through the Virtual Computing Lab.  

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor

Dr. Peter S. Fedkiw, Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Engineering Building I, 2006A, Box 7905
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-3572
Fax: 919-515-3465