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

2023W, UE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to develop simple flowsheeting models in an industrial process simulation environment, to investigate chemical engineering problems and perform sensitivity analysis.

Subject of course

Using hands-on exercises based on tutorials students are introduced to the use of industrial process simulation tools. Afterwards, new skills are trained by working on a simple simulation task. After determining of basic process parameters via short-cut methods and checking the accuracy of relevant thermodynamic properties, a flowsheeting model of the process is developed and used for calculation of mass- and energy balances. Working with industrial flowsheeting software shall illustrate potential, but also boundaries of process simulation.

Teaching methods

Introduction to selected flowsheeting software using Tutorials. Elaboration of a simulation task and development of a simple flowsheeting model for balancing the process as well as sensitivity analysis.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Work on a task takes place in goups of 2 students.

Students will use the simulation tool via Remote-Desktop function.

Support during work on the tasks will be given via TUWEL and regular online-meetings via Zoom.

Details to the procedure of the course will be given in the preliminary talk.



Course dates

Tue14:00 - 15:0010.10.2023 Seminarraum BA02BRU Prozess Simulation - Preliminary Talk
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.08.2023 00:00 09.10.2023 23:59 09.10.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

Registration via TISS!

Attendance at preliminary talk!



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 for Sustainable Production Not specified
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Participation in the lecture 166.038 Process Simulation

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)


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