Course Information: EAP231 Aspen Custom Modeler
Learn how to develop open equation models using Aspen Custom Modeler. Gain the practical skills to build and run custom models. Use automation to pass information to and from Microsoft® Excel and control the simulation.
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Training Course Data Sheet
· Learn how to develop open equation models using Aspen Custom Modeler language and graphical user interface
· Gain the practical skills and knowledge to specify a complete problem description
· Build a flowsheet and run simulations
· Tabulate and plot simulation results
· Use automation to pass information to and from Microsoft® Excel and control the simulation
Who Should Attend
· Engineers with little or no prior experience of Aspen Custom Modeler who need basic training to get started
· Instruction on basic topics
· Demonstrations of general features
· Instructor-guided exercises
· Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
· Example problems
· Detailed course notes
· The course assumes little or no familiarity with the use of Aspen Custom Modeler
· Familiarity with process modeling and modeling techniques is expected
Suggested Subsequent Courses
· EAP101 Aspen Plus: Process Modeling
· EAP2411 Aspen Plus Dynamics
Aspen Custom Modeler Course Agenda
· Describe navigation through ACM graphical user interface
· Provides a quick tour of Aspen Custom Modeler with a simple example
· Learn how to create a flowsheet
· Workshop: Build a simple flowsheet and run the simulation.
· Explain; Equation Oriented modeling, Principle of system resolution, Steady state modes, Initialization and dynamic modes
· Explain Aspen Custom Modeler language syntax for: Model, Variable Types, Port Types
· Workshop: Illustrate Variable Type, Port Type and Model.
· Identify and explain the parameter types used by Aspen Custom Modeler
· Explain Structural and Run Time conditions
· Workshop: Extend a tank model to add an overflow port
· Identify and explain stream types used by Aspen Custom Modeler
· Workshop: Create a stream type to convert from volume flowrate to mass flowrate.
· Present less important details on modeling language and graphical user interface
§ Workshop: Build a model for a non-isothermal CSTR reactor, cooled with a jacket
· Explain how to declare sets (group of elements).
· Show how to use sets.
· Identify and explain multiports
· Workshop: Illustrate the use of sets, arrays and multiports..
· Show how to display data in Aspen Custom Modeler graphical user interface using Forms
· Explain different types of forms; Table, Plots, History Table
· Workshop: Create model forms.
· Explain submodels and Hierarchy blocks
· Workshop: Build a model using submodels.
· Identify and explain structure types.
· Workshop: Use the structure type to store saturation pressure parameters.
· Workshop: Use the structure type to store reaction data.
· Show how to set up properties to be used by Aspen Custom Modeler
· Explain how to create Component lists
· Show how to handle physical property calculation with procedures and submodels
· Workshop: Use Aspen Properties for the physical property calculations in ACM
· Identify the purpose of snapshots and results
· Explain usage of snapshot management tool
· Show where snapshots and results are located
· Rewind and Restart operations
· Copy Values and Advanced Copy Values
· Workshop: Illustrate the use of Rewind and Snapshots.
· Identify the purpose of tasks
· Explain syntax of task instructions
· Workshop: Use the task feature to model a lifting valve and a step change on a variable.
· Identify and explain group decomposition, variable equivalencing and non-linear system resolution.
· Discuss modeling advice recommendations
· Review convergence troubleshooting options
· Workshop: Use some of tools and settings available in Aspen Custom Modeler to troubleshooting convergence problems.
· Review integrator options
· Present concept of index
· Provide advice for troubleshooting
· Show Simulation scripts
· Show how to run ACM from Excel (Automation)
· Workshop: Complete the workshop to illustrate use of scripts in Aspen Custom Modeler
· Complete the workshop to illustrate use of automation of Aspen Custom Modeler with Excel.
· Create procedures to interface ACM to FORTRAN/C/C++ calculations
· Model partial differential equations
· Introduction to Estimation
· Review of optimization capabilities
· Export ACM models to Aspen Plus (or Aspen HYSYS®)
· Demonstrate Aspen Model Runner
· Each lecture is typically followed by a workshop
Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training and development activities conducted by our organization in accordance with the definition established by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET). One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.