Advanced process dynamics

By Prof. Parag A. Deshpande   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 391
Analysis of dynamics of processes is an integral part of the design of process control systems. The development of a successful control strategy requires a thorough knowledge of the process dynamics under various process conditions. This course details the analysis of techniques for dealing with dynamical systems, both linear and non-linear.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior undergraduate and masters students of chemical engineering; will be equally useful for the students of biotechnology, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and physics.

PREREQUISITES: The students should preferably be in their third year or later of the undergraduate degree.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
  • Minor 3 in Chemical
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Motivation for the study of process dynamics, State-space domain analysis of linear autonomous first order systems, Lumped parameter analysis of cooling of a body
Week 2:Introduction to higher order systems, Phase plane analysis of linear autonomous second order systems, Analysis of a free spring-mass system
Week 3:Analysis of dynamics of non-autonomous systems, Similarity solution for non-autonomous higher order dynamics, Analysis of a forced spring-mass system
Week 4:Phase plane analysis of linear systems of order three and higher, Analysis of complex reaction systems
Week 5:Introduction to non-linear systems, Logistic population growth model, Logistic population growth with harvesting
Week 6:Logistic population growth with threshold population, Analysis of population dynamics in discrete domain, Analysis of fixed-points and bifurcation in discrete domain
Week 7:Higher order non-linear systems, Bifurcations in higher order non-linear systems, Reactor stability analysis
Week 8:Analysis of infectious disease dynamics,  Analysis of atmosphere dynamics using Lorenz equations
Week 9:Analysis of system dynamics in transform domain - Review of Laplace transforms, Analysis of first order systems subjected to ideal forcing functions, Analysis of response of second order systems
Week 10:Analysis of (p,q) order systems, Analysis of inverse response systems
Week 11:Analysis of dynamics of discrete-time systems, Sampling and reconstruction of continuous variables
Week 12:Response of discrete-time systems, Stability of discrete-time systems

Books and references

  1. B. A. Ogunnaike and W. H. Ray, Process dynamics, modeling and control, Oxford University Press, 1994 New York.
  2. B. W. Bequette, Process dynamics: Modeling, analysis and simulation, Prentice Hall, 1998, New Jersey.
  3. G. Stephanopoulos, Chemical process control: An introduction to theory and practice, Pearson Education, 2005, New Delhi.
  4. Computational techniques for process simulations and analysis using MATLAB, N. S. Kaisare, CRC Press, 2018, Cornwall.

Instructor bio

Prof. Parag A. Deshpande

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Parag A. Deshpande is an associate professor of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, graduating as the recipient of the best thesis of the year award in the department of chemical engineering. He joined IIT Kharagpur in 2012, and has been associated with it ever since. His research interests include computational analysis of catalytic and biocatalytic systems. He has taught several courses at IIT Kharagpur to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students including advanced mathematical techniques, chemical and statistical thermodynamics, classical and quantum methods in molecular simulations, and process dynamics.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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