Advances in computer aided design
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1987 by Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
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Current research in Computer Aided Process Design can be classified into three basic tasks: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This paper reviews improved methods for these tasks from a quantitative perspective. Specifically examples will be given in all three areas on applications of operations research, numerical analysis and mathematical programming to solve chemical process problems. To provide a flavor for this research the paper briefly outlines strategies for flowsheeting and continues with flowsheet optimization. Next process synthesis is introduced and the specific example of heat integration is described. A description of the quantification of process operability for evaluation is given. Finally, some future directions are defined and studies are cited that support these directions.