Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291576
Title:
Modeling of a distillation column using bond graphs
Author:
Brooks, Braden Alan, 1965-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Modeling and simulating distillation columns is not a new enterprise. All of the models described in the literature either contain algebraic loops or simplifying assumptions that render the model ill-equipped for dynamic simulations. The structure and the equations that represent a trayed distillation column are explored using bond graphs. Bond graphs model the power flow in a system, an inherently instructive way to view complex systems. The power of bond graphs is evident by providing a clear, graphical representation of a distillation column that systematically organizes the equations and possible approximations. The model of a distillation column is explored in general and then by using a specific model developed by Steven Gallun. Results of this study reveal several ways of eliminating the algebraic loops and producing a dynamic model. The bond graph model can be expanded by introducing other elements including chemical reactions and thermal interaction with other columns.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Chemical.; Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cellier, Francois E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleModeling of a distillation column using bond graphsen_US
dc.creatorBrooks, Braden Alan, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Braden Alan, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractModeling and simulating distillation columns is not a new enterprise. All of the models described in the literature either contain algebraic loops or simplifying assumptions that render the model ill-equipped for dynamic simulations. The structure and the equations that represent a trayed distillation column are explored using bond graphs. Bond graphs model the power flow in a system, an inherently instructive way to view complex systems. The power of bond graphs is evident by providing a clear, graphical representation of a distillation column that systematically organizes the equations and possible approximations. The model of a distillation column is explored in general and then by using a specific model developed by Steven Gallun. Results of this study reveal several ways of eliminating the algebraic loops and producing a dynamic model. The bond graph model can be expanded by introducing other elements including chemical reactions and thermal interaction with other columns.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Chemical.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCellier, Francois E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352360en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27051651en_US
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