Teaching at Washington University

Process Control ChE462 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017);

Bioprocess Engineering ChE453 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017);

Fluid Mechanics Transport 1 ChE367 (2013);

Metabolic Engineering ChE596 (2010, 2011, 2012);

International Experience EECE401 (2012 in Brazil);

Advanced Energy Lab EECE439 (2011)

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Fall 2017  ChE (401) - Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (Total Credits: 3)    

Topics: steady and unsteady-state behavior of chemical processes; transfer function and block diagram; fundamental feedback and feedfoward control strategies; control design and applications; process optimization; process modeling and problem solving with Excel, MATLAB and Simulink; process data analysis and empirical modeling (e.g., machine learning).   Objectives: after taking this course, students should be able to: 1) understand and apply process control theory; 2) develop and resolve models for chemical processes; 3) analyze and regulate the process dynamics; 4) learn computer skills to solve and optimize process dynamics.

 

Prerequisites: Math 217 and EECE 201.  

Class Day/Time: 9–10 MWF; Classroom: Lopata Hall 101 M-W-F

Help session: Lopata Hall 101 (8-9 am, Fridays from September 8 to November 10)

 

Computer Laboratory (Nov 13 ~ Dec 4, Urbauer 222)   

 

Professor Tang Office Hours: 10:00–11:00 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  

Teaching Helper: Deoukchen Ghim. Email: dghim@wustl.edu;  Brauer Hall  1034

           Amy Jiang. Email: jiang.z@wustl.edu ; Brauer Hall 3044 Helper

Office hours: 3:00–5:00 pm (Amy, Thursday/Friday); 2:00–4:00 pm (Deoukchen, Monday)

 

 

HW1:  1.7; 2.3; 9.1; 9.2; 9.6; 10.3; 10.7; 10.9 Due on Sept 11

Sept 8 (help session): 2.16

HW2: 2.12; 3.8; 3.10; 3.14; 3.18   Due on Sept 18

HW3:  3.2;  3.5;  3.16;  4.2;  4.5  Due Sept 25 

HW4: 4.15, 5.2, 5.6, 5.14; 5.24    Due Oct 2

Exam 1   Oct 6

Fall Break Oct 16

HW5: 6.3, 6.6, 6.14, 7.2(a, b), 7.12, 8.1, 8.2, Due on Oct 23

HW6: 8:10a; 8:13; 11.1; 11.5; 11.7; 11.14 Due on Oct 30

Exam 2   November 3

HW7: 13.2;  14.1; 14.3; 14.4; 14.7; 15.5(a,b) Due on November 10

 

After Nov 13, we will learn MATLAB and Simulink.

 

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Bioprocess Engineering

Bioprocess Engineering ChE 506
Classroom:    Sever Hall 300; Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30~7:00 pm

Yinjie Tang (Instructor) Email: yinjie.tang@wustl.edu

Ryan Lee (TA, Brauer Hall 1047); Email: vitamincwater@gmail.com 

Office: Brauer Hall 1025 (Phone:314-935-3441)

Office Hours for Dr. Tang:   4:30–5:30 Tuesday and Thursday

TA office hours (You can email TA and make an appointment)

 


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Fluid Mechanics (Transport 1, ChE367)

Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm (Classroom: Lopata 101); Office Hour (Brauer Hall 1025, 4~5pm, Monday)

Help Session: Brauer Hall 3015, 5:30pm-6:30pm Tuesday; Brauer Hall 3014, 5:30pm-6:30pm Wednesday

 TA: Chris Oxford: Ph(314-935-7970), Email: coxford@wustl.edu; Mike Kuan-Yu Shen: Ph(314-935-7563), Email: kys9466@gmail.com

Class notes:  Part 1Part 2; Part 3

Course Coverage

9-3-2013 and before: Laminar  vs  turbulent flow; Reynolds number: Flow transition criteria; Friction factor: Darcy and Fanning definitions; Pipe roughness parameter; Friction factor charts: Some mathematical representations of the same; Pipe flow pressure drop calculations for a given flow; Pipe flow rate calculations given a pressure drop; Concept of fully developed flow; Relation between wall shear stress and pressure drop for a fully developed flow  

9-5-2013: Newtonain vs non-Newtonain fluids; Bulk modulus; Speed of sound Mach number; Incompressibilty criteria; Surface tension; Contact angle; Level rise in a capillary; Laplace-Young equation; Pressure inside a bubble; Normal vs shear stress; Pressure as a scalar: Pascal’s law Equation of hydrostatics

9-10-13: Archimedus principle; Pressure variation in a column of gas; Pressure variation in a column of liquid; Pressure force on a plane surface; Center or pressure concept; Pressure force on a curved surface

9-12-13: Linear acceleration; Rigid body rotation; Compressible gas pressure with depth; Resultant force on a plane surface

9-17(19)-13: Newton second law; Streamlines in steady flow; Streamwise acceleration Normal acceleration; ;Newton’s law along a streamline; Bernoulli equation; Newton’s law normal to a streamline; Stagnation point and pressure  

9-24-13 : Pressure profile in a tornado; Continuity equation; Pitot tube analysis; Free jet and draining of a tank; Flow meter equation; Sluice gate equation; Use of head balance; Head due to turbine or pump; Head due to friction   

9-26-13 : Modified Bernoulli equation; Sudden expansion; Cavitation; Bernoulli for unsteady flow; Acceleration of a fluid particle: General derivation; Streamline calculation for 2-D steady state flows

10-1-13 : Oscillating manometer; Bernoulli for compressible fluids; Example: Working rate needed for a compressor; Macroscopic momentum balances; Sudden expansion revisited      

10-3-13 : Jet flowing along a vane; Rocket acceleration analysis; Sluice gate momentum balance; Momentum correction factor; Angular momentum balance

10-8-13: Macroscopic balances examples    

10-10-13 : Angular momentum: Examples; Energy equation; Converging-diverging nozzle

10-17-13 (Midterm in class, Open notes)

10-22-13: Velocity field, Eulerian and Lagrangian flow description, streakline/pathline/streamline, Steady flow

10-24-13: Acceleration field and unsteady effects, Concept of streamline coordinates

10-29-13: Reynolds Transport Theorem, Fluid element motion and deformation, Volumetric dilatation, Angular motion and fluid rotation/irrotation, Conservation of mass and continuity equation

10-31-13: Continuity equations for incompressible fluid, Cylindrical coordinate, Stream function/Streamlines,  Conservation of linear Momentum (Euler's Equation of motion), The concept of the Navier-Stokes equation, Bernoulli Equation, Simplification of Navier-Stokes equation.

11-5-13: Velocity potential, Laplace equation, Source-sink pair, Simple solutions for fluids, Assumption of Bernoulli equation

11-12-13 : Model simplification via dimensionless variables, Re number, Froude number

11-14-13: Pipe flow, Laminar and Turbulent flow (By Chris)

11-19-13: Poiseuille's Law, Fully developed flow, Laminar flow pressure drop, Turbulent flow shear stress, Viscous sublayer, Dimensional Analysis of pipe flow

11-21-13: Turbulent velocity profiles (three regions), Turbulent pressure drop, Roughness, Major and minor head loss, Modified Bernoulli equation, Moody chart, Flow rate Measurement (orifice or nozzle meter)

11-26-13/Dec-3-13: Laminar and turbulent flow over immersed bodies; Life and Drag coefficients; Boundary layer definitions, Boundary layer separation, Effect of Re on Drag, 

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WUSTL and MSU are working together to improve teaching in systems biology.

Dolan KD, Tang YJ, Liao W “Improvement of Bioengineering Courses through Systems Biology and Bioprocess Modeling”. 121 Annual conference of American Society for Engineering Education. Indiana. 2014. 

http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/32/registration/view_session?session_id=3412  

 

We shared Class Materials with Dr. Wei Liao and Dr. Kirk Dolan from Michigan State University. More MATLAB lectures can be found at the website below: http://tang.eece.wustl.edu/MATLAB_WUSTL.htm