Thursday, January 30, 2014

Computational Economy in Process Engineering

Process engineering involves many calculations like simulation, vessel sizing and hydraulic calculations. These calculations often involve lengthy solutions, repetitive runs and sometimes intractable convergence. To avoid these complexities, this paper explores on the concept of "Computational Economy" to put in place calculation methodologies that would yield a practically shorter calculation time. This concept basically put emphasis on the important role of standard Excel program in calculating as well as tabulating values of various parameters. It also encourages the use of rules of thumb and concisely crafted calculation procedures. In applying this method, it is aimed that circuitous and repetitive calculations are avoided and optimal design values are obtained.

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With Professor Mattias Selke of California State University. He's a German Professor but he loves Filipino Culture very much. He would even say that Filipino's are bright. This paper was presented during the 29th Annual Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) Meeting and Symposium held at the Ateneo de Manila University.

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