Process Systems Analysis and Control 3/e
Process Systems Analysis and Control, third edition retains the clarity of presentation for which this book is well known. It is an ideal teaching and learning tool for a semester-long undergraduate chemical engineering course in process dynamics and control. It avoids the encyclopedic approach of many other texts on this topic. Computer examples using MATLAB' and Simulink' have been introduced throughout the book to supplement and enhance standard hand-solved examples. These packages allow the easy construction of block diagrams and quick analysis of control concepts to enable the student to explore "what-if" type problems that would be much more difficult and time consuming by hand.
Restructuring of the initial chapters to reduce the impression that students frequently have regarding control classes...that this is just another mathematical course disguised as an engineering course.
Computer applications in MATLAB', Simulink' and Excel' have been introduced throughout the book.
One page capsule summaries have been added to the end of each chapter to help students review and study the most important concepts.
New homework problems added to each chapter. The new problems are a mixture of hand-solutions and computational-exercises.
Short, clearly written chapters aimed at the undergraduate chemical engineer.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introductory Concepts
Part 1 Modeling for Process Dynamics
Chapter 2 Modeling Tools for Process Dynamics
Chapter 3 Inversion by Partial Fractions
Part 2 Linear Open-Loop Systems
Chapter 4 Response of First-Order Systems
Chapter 5 Physical Examples of First-Order Systems
Chapter 6 Response of First-Order Systems in Series
Chapter 7 Higher-Order Systems: Second-Order and Transportation Lag
Part 3 Linear Closed-Loop Systems
Chapter 8 The Control System
Chapter 9 Controllers and Final Control Elements
Chapter 10 Block Diagram of a Chemical-Reactor Control System
Chapter 11 Closed-Loop Transfer Functions
Chapter 12 Transient Response of Simple Control Systems
Chapter 13 Stability
Chapter 14 Root Locus
Part 4 Frequency Response
Chapter 15 Introduction to Frequency Response
Chapter 16 Control System Design by Frequency Response
Part 5 Process Applications
Chapter 17 Advanced Control Strategies
Chapter 18 Controller Tuning and Process Identification
Chapter 19 Control Valves
Chapter 20 Theoretical Analysis of Complex Processes
Part 6 State-Space Methods
Chapter 21 State-Space Representation of Physical Systems
Chapter 22 Transfer Function Matrix
Chapter 23 Multivariable Control
Part 7 Nonlinear Control
Chapter 24 Examples of Nonlinear Systems
Chapter 25 Examples of Phase-Plane Analysis
Part 8 Computers in Process Control
Chapter 26 Microprocessor-Based Controllers and Distributed Control
Donald R Coughanowr, Drexel University
Steven E LeBlanc, University of Toledo