Department of Chemical Engineering Lamar University Fall 2008 ENGR 5361-01 – Process Optimization _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor: Prof.

Qiang Xu

Office hours: 3:00-4:00 pm Monday Office: Rm 106B Research Center Tel: (409) 880-7818 E-mail:

Class time & location: 1:25 pm - 2:40 pm; Monday & Wednesday at Lucas 109 Course objective Provide students with the fundamental knowledge of optimization theories. Enhance the student ability on optimization problem modeling and solution with modern software packages. Reference 1. GAMS, Student version, GAMS Development Corporation, 2. Optimization of Chemical Processes (second edition), Thomas F. Edgar, David M. Himmelblau, Leon, Lasdon, McGraw-Hill Companies, Prentice Hall PTR, 2001. 3. Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, Lorenz T. Biegler, Ignacio E. Grossmann, Arthur W. Westerberg, Prentice Hall, 1997. 4. MATLAB, Version 6.1 or higher versions, The MathWorks, Inc. Grading scheme Homework Test Project and Presentation Class Participation 15% 55% 25% 5% (Answer questions, discussions, and etc.)

Topics Introduction to Process Optimization Introduction of GAMS and MATLAB Unconstrained Optimization Constrained Optimization Mixed Integer Programming Dynamic Optimization Selected Optimization Topics in Chemical Engineering


Part of the course materials is available on WebCT. materials. 4. All exams will be open lecture notes and open homework solutions (solved by students themselves). are encouraged to inform the instructor timely. 2. or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation. Anyone giving or receiving any unauthorized information during an examination will be given failing grade for the exam. 9). and are responsible for the material covered in any class that they miss. Adaptation of methods. There will be no make-up exams except some very special cases (doctor and department chair’s proofs should be provided). which might affect their ability to perform in this class. 4 – Nov. The grades of exams will be based on the detailed steps of solutions and/or program script. 2 . Notes 1.Course requirements Graduate students who are eligible for selecting the course Attendance Students need to attend all the classes and do the project to pass the course. Since the instructor will leave for AIChE National Annual Meeting (Nov. Students need to login into WebCT with the authorized ID and password. Disabilities Individuals who have any disability. either permanent or temporary. not just answers. there will be no class during that week. An exam may be held or the students will be assigned to work on the project. Assignment and make-up policies: Late homework will not be graded. 3.