A Joint Chemical/Electrical Engineering Course in Advanced Digital Process Control
This paper describes a joint chemical/electrical engineering course in advanced digital process control. The objective of the course is to teach students how to design digital controllers for multi-input multi-output processes. Distinctive features of the course are the mix of ChE and EE students and the joint teaching by ChE and EE faculty. The course focuses on three major laboratory experiments of progressive difficulty. Matlab and Simulink are used extensively for computer-aided design and nonlinear simulation.