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Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus
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Ralph Schefflan
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Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus

Ralph Schefflan


9781118980590

John Wiley & Sons Inc


Chemical engineering;
Enterprise software


Paperback

280 pages

$133.95
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Aspen Plus is one of the most popular process simulation software programs used industrially and academically. The book is designed to enable chemical engineers to go through a step-by-step process of learning the basic ideas underlying chemical process simulation, by studying the primary functions of the Aspen Plus software. Because of the major changes Aspen Technology has made in the user's interface in release 8.x, parts of the first edition which is based on release 7.x have become obsolete. However much of the scientific and engineering material has not changed; for example the material describing the distillation modules is completely suitable for self-study however some of the displays have changed. New chapters include Equation-Oriented Simulation, Electrolytes, and an appendix on The NIST Thermo Data Engine as a data source.

Each chapter starts with the equivalent of a classroom lecture followed by workshops which provide experience in the chapter's subject matter. The downloadable files contain solutions, both in Aspen Plus and text formats, to examples imbedded in the text as well as to all the workshops. There are also notes at the end of each chapter designed to aid readers that have difficulty with the workshops.

By:   Ralph Schefflan
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 180mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   528g
ISBN:   9781118980590
ISBN 10:   111898059X
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   September 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

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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