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BJ01A5030 Introduction to Process Simulation, 4 cr 
Code BJ01A5030  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Introduction to Process Simulation  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Mikko Huhtanen 
Ritva Tuunila 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  B.Sc. (Tech.) 3 
Teaching Language  Finnish 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Ritva Tuunila

Research Engineer, D.Sc. (Tech) Mikko Huhtanen


After a module a student can - explain basics and most common applications of process simulation - draw a simulation (information) flowsheet of the process – analyze a process from process simulation point of view - simulate simple chemical processes with a commercial simulator - analyze received simulation results.


Fundamentals and use of process simulation. Simulation flowsheet. Steady-state simulation. Structure of commercial simulation software. Calculations of mass and energy balances of chemical processes by using commercial simulation software (Aspen Plus).

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and seminars 10 h, simulation exercises 18 h, 2nd period. Simulation assignment 40 h, 2nd period. Home assignments and self study 36 h. Total workload 104 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, evaluated home assignments 50%, simulation assignment 50%.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes and other material informed in the lectures.


BJ01A4011 Mechanical Unit Operations and BJ01A4030 Design of Unit Operations attended

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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