PCH203 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 


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Course Objective:
To
learn various computational techniques for analysing and solving chemical
engineering problems.
Solution of Algebraic Equations: Solution of nonlinear
and transcendental equations in one or more than one variable, Solution of
linear simultaneous equations, Solution of equations by computer programming,
Excel sheet, Poly Math, and MATLAB.
Solution of Ordinary Differential
Equations: Initial
value problem: RK class and predictor corrector class methods, stiff ODE’s and
Gear’s methods, Boundary value problem: Shooting methods, finite difference method, method of weighted
residuals and orthogonal collocation and Galerkin
technique to solve BVP in ODEs, Solution of Chemical Engineering problems (ODEs)
by computer programming, excel sheet, Poly Math, and MATLAB.
Solution
of Partial Differential Equations: Classification of PDEs: Parabolic, elliptical and
hyperbolic equation, Review of finite difference techniques to solve partial
differential equation, Application to chemical engineering systems, Concept of finite element, Similarity transformation, Method of weighted
residuals, Orthogonal collocation, Least square, Finite element methods to
solve PDEs with application to Chemical Engineering systems using MATLAB.
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