Lumped-Parameter Models

  • Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona


This chapter uses the recipe presented in Chap. 2 to develop models for different systems related to chemical engineering. The examples presented in this chapter deal with lumped-parameter problems, in which spacial variations in a physical quantity of interest are ignored. As shown in Fig. 1.1, lumped-parameter problems in a steady state are represented by algebraic equations, and, in a transient regime, by ordinary differential equations. In this chapter, we will only develop mathematical models using the recipe presented in Chap. 2. Numerical solution (using Excel) of algebraic and ordinary differential equations will be seen in Chaps. 5 and 6, respectively.


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  • Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona
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  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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