Introduction in Process Simulation

Alexandre C. Dimian, Costin S. Bildea, Anton A. Kiss

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Process simulation is an important activity in process engineering covering the whole life cycle of a process, from research and development to conceptual design and plant operation. In this context, flowsheeting is a systemic description of material and energy streams in a process plant by means of computer simulation with the scope of designing the plant or understanding its operation. Steady-state flowsheeting is an everyday tool of the chemical engineer. This chapter provides an overview of computer simulation in process engineering, including the key steps in a simulation approach, the architecture of flowsheeting software and the integration of simulation tools. Particular emphasis is set on the necessity of analysing the problem before rushing to computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Computer-aided process engineering
  • Process simulation
  • Steady-state flowsheeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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