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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
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Lecturer: JESUS MANUEL GARCIA VARGAS - Group(s): 21 
Phone number
Office hours
Enrique Costa Novella

Lecturer: MARIA LUZ SANCHEZ SILVA - Group(s): 21 
Phone number
Office hours
Enrique Costa. Despacho 12

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Justification in the curriculum and relationship with the profession

This subject allows to complete the training within the degree in Chemical Engineering in process simulation initiated in previous courses in subjects like METHODS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, FLUID MECHANICS, HEAT TRANSMISSION, THERMOTECHNICS and INTEGRATED LABORATORY OF BASIC OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING OF THE CHEMICAL REACTION, and will serve as a tool for others such as CARBON, OIL AND PETROLEOCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, PROJECTS and FINAL DEGREE WORK and other subject of the MASTER'S DEGREE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. Undoubtedly the knowledge of the simulation of processes can be used profusely by future graduates to study the stationary and dynamic behavior of industrial chemical processes.

The main goal of this subject is that the students obtain a high skill in the use of the two main simulators of processes in stationary state: ASPEN HYSYS and ASPENPLUS. This training will be of great help for the course PROCESS DINAMICS. CONTROL OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS that is taught in the aforementioned Master.

To this end, the subject is organized through the case method in order that students discover the peculiarities of the different modules used in the simulation of complex chemical processes and real plants.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E26 Knowledge and capacity of management and specification of the main industrial equipment in the area of knowledge of chemical engineering
E44 Ability to write, sign and develop projects in the field of chemical engineering that are intended, according to the knowledge acquired as established in section 5 of order CIN / 351/2009 of February 9, construction, reform, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacture, installation, assembly or operation of: structures, mechanical equipment, energy installations, electrical and electronic installations, industrial facilities and processes and manufacturing and automation processes.
G01 Capacity for the direction, of the activities object of the engineering projects described in the competence G1.
G03 Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Chemical Engineering.
G10 Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the necessary legislation in the exercise of the profession of Industrial Technical Engineer
G12 Knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
G13 Proper oral and written communication
G14 ethical commitment and professional ethics
G16 Capacity for critical thinking and decision making
G17 Synthesis capacity
G18 Capacity for teamwork
G19 Ability to analyze and solve problems
G20 Ability to learn and work autonomously
G21 Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practice
G22 Creativity and initiative
G23 Leadership
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Be able to improve your simulation capabilities with HYSYS tools.
Be able to use the Aspen simulator in the simulation of basic fluid operations, heat and material transfer and in the calculation of reactors.
Be able to simulate known chemical and environmental processes with the two simulators listed above and comparison of results.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
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7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Computer room practice [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E26 E44 G01 G03 G10 G12 G13 G16 G17 G18 G20 G21 G22 G23 2.1 52.5 N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E26 E44 G01 G03 G10 G12 G13 G16 G17 G18 G20 G21 G22 G23 3.6 90 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E26 E44 G01 G03 G10 G12 G13 G16 G17 G18 G19 G20 G21 G22 G23 0.1 2.5 Y Y
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) E26 E44 G01 G03 G10 G12 G13 G16 G17 G18 G20 G21 G22 G23 0.1 2.5 N N
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) E26 E44 G01 G03 G10 G12 G13 G16 G17 G18 G20 G21 G22 G23 0.1 2.5 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 40.00% 40.00%
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 40.00% 40.00%
Projects 20.00% 20.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Evaluation criteria not defined
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 52.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2.5
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2.5
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2.5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Biegler, L. T. Systematic methods of chemical process design Prentice Hall 0-13-492422-3 1997  
Douglas, James M. Conceptual design of chemical procesesses McGraw-Hill 0-07-017762-7 1988  
Luyben, William L. Distillation design and control using AspenTM simulation John Wiley & Sons 0-471-77888-5 2006  
Luyben, William L. Plantwide dynamic simulators in chemical processing and cont Marcel Dekker 0-8247-0801-6 2002  
Luyben, William L. Process modeling, simulation, and control for chemical engin McGraw-Hill 0-07-039159-9 1990  
Shinskey, F. G. Sistemas de control de procesos : aplicación, diseño y sinto McGraw-Hill 970-10-0934-7 1996  

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