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Course MV-TD-86062-K-4

Modeling, simulation and optimization in process engineering (1V+1U, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 3.0 CP 62 h
1 V Lecture 14 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(1V+1U) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Balance equations
  • Algebraic systems
  • Differential equations
  • Simulation of ODEs
  • Flow sheet simulation
  • Linear and nonlinear optimization
  • Mixed integer optimization
  • Pareto optimization

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

Students will be able to

  • compare modeling, simulation and optimization
  • enumerate basic principles of modeling
  • explain simulation techniques
  • identify optimization problems and explain optimization approaches

2. Exercise:

Students will be able to

  • apply the methods discussed in the lecture independently
  • describe process engineering problems with models and implement them in suitable software
  • implement problem specific simulation techniques
  • implement and solve optimization problems
  • solve problems independently and in teamwork
  • present and discuss results in small groups


  • Biegler et al: Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, Prentice Hall, 1997
  • Engeln-Müllges et al: Numerik-Algorithmen: Verfahren, Beispiele, Anwendungen, Springer Heidelberg, 2011
  • Ullmann’s Modeling and Simulation, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2007.


Blackboard, demonstration of the methods with the help of interactive computer examples, computer exercises

References to Course [MV-TD-86062-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TD-298-M-4] Modeling, simulation and optimization in process engineering P: Obligatory 1V+1U, 3.0 LP
[PHY-SP-5-M-7] Schwerpunktmodul Thermodynamik WP: Obligation to choose 1V+1U, 3.0 LP