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Course Detail

Course Name Process Dynamics and Control
Course Code 15CHE314
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Laplace transformation, transform of standard functions, derivatives and integrals; Open–Loop systems, first order systems: concept of transfer functions, transient response for standard input functions, physical examples of first order systems, first order systems in series, linearization and its application in process control, second order systems and their dynamics, transportation lag.

Unit 2

Closed loop control systems, development of block diagram for feedback control systems, servo and regulatory problems, transfer function for controllers and final control element, principles of pneumatic and electronic controllers; transient response of closed – loop control systems; stability of control systems:RouthHurwitz criterion, root locus diagrams.

Unit 3

Frequency response of closed – loop systems,control system design by frequency response techniques, bode diagram and stability criterion, tuning of controller settings.Introduction to advanced control systems – cascade control, Feed-forward control; Control of chemical processes.

Text Books

  1. D. Coughanowr, “Process Systems Analysis and Control – 2nd Edn., McGraw Hill, New York, 1991.
  2. G. Stephanopoulos, “Chemical Process Control”, 8th Edn, Prentice Hall of India. 2009.


  • Dale E. Seeborg, Thomas F. Edgar, Duncan A. Mellichamp, Francis J. Doyle, Process Dynamics and Control, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2011
  • Peter Harriot, Process Control, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008

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