166.051 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, UE, 6.0h, 6.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to independently use process simulation tools (flowsheeting tools) to solve chemical engineering tasks related to current research projects.

Subject of course

Solving of current chemical engineering tasks using industrial process simulation tools (flowsheeting tools). Designing and setting up of a simulation model based on a process description. Elaboration of relevant process parametrs (literature, short-cut methods, experimental data). Calculation of mass and energy balances of process. Investigation of effect of recycle streams on process performance and convergence behavior of model. Enhancing knowledge and use of software features as sensitivity analysis, case studies, design specification or calculator blocks.

Teaching methods

Computer simulation (flowheeting simulation) of chemical processes.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Participation on work on current research questions. Work upon individual arrangement.  Further information on procedure and topics will be available at the scheduled preliminary lecture.

Due to pandemic reasons the format of course may change.



Course dates

Tue15:00 - 16:0021.03.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Preparatory Meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.02.2023 00:00 17.03.2023 23:59 24.03.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 652 Green Chemistry Not specified
730 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

For the course basic knowlege in chemical engineering is recommended:

  • General chemical engineering: mass and heat transfer
  • Thermal spearation processes: distillation, rectification, absorption
  • Chemical process engineering: Basics in reaction engineering, chemical reactors

Basic knowledge in process simulation (166.038 lecture "Process Simulation", 166.219 exercise" Process Simulation") is desirable, however basic knowledge can be developed in the course.


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