WIT Press


Chemical Process Synthesis: Object Modelling And Automatic Model Generation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970531

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

652 kb

Author(s)

V.J. Pohjola & J.R. Anttila

Abstract

Using Mathematica as a tool in a process development project is reported. Mathematica was used as: (1) an environment for object-oriented modelling of structural and behavioral features of a chemical process, and (2) a symbolic and numerical equation solver. Mathematica was found to be a highly useful tool at the stage of the development project, where creativity has a central role. 1 Introduction Conceptual design can be viewed as a synonym of prescriptive modelling. Modelling has been used by chemical engineers most often in the meaning of making mathematical models which refer to algebraic and differential equations describing phenomenological laws and the laws of conservation. This scope of modelling has been dominant so long that it almost

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