166.038 Process Simulation Basics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify opportunities and boundaries of process simulation and to select suitable software tools. Furthermore, students know the necessary steps and parameters to successfully set up a simulation model.

Subject of course

Terms and definitions (model, simulation, etc.); classification of process simulation tools; application and boundaries of process simulation; criteria so select appropriate tools; setting up and parametrization of simulation models (physical and thermodynamic properties, equilibrium/kinetics); running a simulation and influence of system architecture (equation oriented, modular-sequencial, convergence); introduction and demonstration of simulation (flowsheeting) tools, examples based on recent simulation work.

Teaching methods

Presentation of basic terms, enhancement of knowledge and discussion based on examples, introduction and demonstration of software tools.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue14:00 - 16:0011.10.2022Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS Vorbesprechung
Tue14:00 - 16:0018.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Process Simulation Basics - Single appointments
Tue11.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS Vorbesprechung
Tue18.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue25.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue08.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue22.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue29.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue06.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue13.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue10.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue17.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS
Tue24.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum BA 02B WUKOVITS

Examination modalities

Written Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2022 00:00 17.10.2022 23:00

Registration modalities

Anwesenheitspflicht bei Vorbesprechung


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 494 Technical Chemistry - Chemical Process Engineering Mandatory
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective
066 652 Green Chemistry Mandatory elective
730 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective
734 Apparatus, Plant and Process Engineering Mandatory8. Semester
735 Chemical Engineering Mandatory8. Semester


Lecture notes for this course are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in chemical engineering (balancing, flowsheets) - especially thermal process engineering (evaporation, distillation, heat exchange) and chemical process engineering (reactors, reaction chemistry)
Basic knowledge in thermodynamics/physical chemistry (equation of state, activity coefficients, mixed phase thermodynamics, vapor-liquid equilibrium)