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Solution of a Partial Differential Equations using the Method of Lines Partial differential equations where there are several

independent variables have a typical general form

A problem involving PDEs requires specification of initial values and boundary conditions. Solved Examples are available in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book (Probs. 6.8 and 9.14) and in the publication: Cutlip, M. B. and M. Shacham, The Numerical Method of Lines for Partial Differential Equations, CACHE News, No. 47, 1821(1998) (http://www.polymath-software.com/papers/cachen2.pdf)

Unsteady-state Diffusion and Reaction in a Semi-Infinite Slab Solution by the Method of Lines

Solving Differential-Algebraic System of Equations (DAEs) using the Controlled Integration Method The system defined by the equations:

with the initial conditions y(x0) = y0 is called a system of differential-algebraic equations. Solved examples are available in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book (Prob 6.7) and in the reference: Shacham, M., N. Brauner and M. B. Cutlip, "Prediction and Prevention of Chemical Reaction Hazards Learning by Simulation", Chem. Eng. Educ., 35(4), 268-273(2001) (http://www.polymath-software.com/papers/CEE_35_268_01.pdf)

Batch distillation of an ideal binary mixture

Stiff Systems of First-Order ODEs Systems of ODEs where the dependent variables change on various time (independent variable) scales which differ by many orders of magnitude are called Stiff systems. The characterization of stiff systems and the special techniques that are used for solving such systems are described in detail in problem 6.2 in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book. Detailed analysis of a problem for stiffness is demonstrated in the publication: Shacham, M., N. Brauner, W. R. Ashurst and M. B. Cutlip, "Can I Trust this Software Package? An Exercise in Validation of Computational Results ", Chem. Eng. Educ., (in press, 2008) (ftp://ftp.bgu.ac.il/shacham/publ_papers/CEE_08.pdf)

Using MATLAB Symbolic Manipulation Capabilities for Investigation Stiffness of an ODE system

Derive the elements of the Jacobian matrix

Introduce numerical values into the Jacobian The ratio between the max. and min. eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix serves as an indicator for the stiffness of the problem

Parameter Estimation in Dynamic Systems The (system) of ordinary differential equations

is used to model the data by finding the values of the parameters a0, a1 an that minimize the squares of the errors

Solution of such problems requires the integration of the differential equations in an inner loop in order to obtain the values and minimizing S as function of a0, a1 an in an outer loop. A solved example is available in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book (Prob. 6.9)

ESTIMATING MODEL PARAMETERS INVOLVING ODES USING FERMENTATION DATA

ESTIMATING MODEL PARAMETERS INVOLVING ODES USING FERMENTATION DATA Data

Parameter values
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Nonlinear Programming (Optimization) with Equity Constraints The nonlinear programming problem with equity constrains is defined by:

where f is a function, x is an n - vector of variables and h is an m-vector (m<n) of Solution of such problems requires the inclusion of the constraints in the objective function using Lagrange multipliers, differentiating the objective function and solving the resultant system of NLEs. Solved examples are available in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book (Probs. 4.5 and 5.5)

Complex Chemical Equilibrium by Gibbs Energy Minimization

Three Modes in the Operation of the Semi-batch Bioreactor

Substrate feed rate FI Final volume VI

Substrate feed rate FP Final Volume VH

Discharge flow rate FH Final Volume VI

n cycle number n = 1 fedbatch operation

S (substrate reactant) + X (cell) = P (product) + nX The biochemical reaction is inhibited by the substrate Optimal substrate feed concentration is required with fixed set of operating conditions

Solution of Multiple Model Multiple Algorithm Problems

Mathematical Model

Physical Properties

Solution Algorithm
Combine Together Models and Algorithms by Programming for Repetitive Runs and Optimization

Documentation

Three Modes in the Operation of the Semi-batch Bioreactor Results of Ten Cycles of Processing and Harvesting

Complete details of the solution can be found in the Cutlip and Shacham (2007) book ( Prob.14.13) and the site: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~cutlipm/escape17

Skills Needed for Solving Various Types of Problems Introductory Level Linear Eqs., NLEs, ODE IVP, Regression 1. Categorize the problem according to the numerical solution technique to be used for its solution. 2. Use one software package (say, POLYMATH) to solve single model single algorithm problems for one or a few sets of parameter values 3. Use 95% confidence intervals and residual plots to analyze regression results 4. Use a spreadsheet or programming for parametric runs and for preparing graphical and tabular summaries of the results

Skills Needed for Solving Various Types of Problems Advanced Level NLEs, ODE BVP, DAE, PDE and Multiple Model Multiple Algorithm Problems 1. Acquire familiarity with the basic numerical methods for solving NLEs, ODEs, DAEs and PDEs 2. Use programming to combine several algorithms to solve single model multiple algorithm problems (i.e. ODE BVP) 3. Use programming to combine several models to solve multiple model single algorithm problems (i.e. various stages of operation of a reactor) 4. Use programming to combine several models and algorithms to solve multiple model- multiple algorithm problems