Bond Graph and Process Engineering

  • Jean Thoma
  • Belkacem Ould Bouamama


There is no miracle recipe for the modelling faithfully a complex system and it is necessary to take a spiral approach. The dilemma can be expressed like this: a simple model is false and a complex model cannot be used, in spite of modern computer science. A witness of this fact is the gap between the modern automatic control engineering, which always requires a good model and the practical application in chemical engineering processes.


Bond Graph Hydraulic Power Enthalpy Flow Heat Exchange Coefficient Entropy Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Thoma
    • 1
  • Belkacem Ould Bouamama
    • 2
  1. 1.ZugSwitzerland
  2. 2.Bâtiment EUDILCité Scientifique LAILVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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