Below are a few examples of customized in-house short courses taught to small groups (10-15) of engineers and scientists at customer locations. The customers are usually research and development groups involved in process optimization and control projects that need a group update on the principles of process modeling, dynamics and control through examples specifically chosen among processes they are focused on. From the software point of view SIMULINK® and MATLAB® from Mathworks are usually the tools of choice for these groups and therefore the courses are also customized to teach software principles and practices as much as needed. Software instructions are always interactive and from an engineering point of view. Courses are conducted with full participation of everyone at the pace of the group with PCs assigned to teams of two. A typical course day is 30% instruction and 70% exercises and problem solutions on the PCs. Instructor's PC display is projected on the screen or wall for everyone to follow. Class participants get hardcopy and Power Point version of the presentations and software copies of exercises and simulation models. Once the need for a custom class is identified, IETek works with the project lead to determine learning objectives, technical level and exercise examples to propose a class itinerary, which after an iterative review process becomes the starting class agenda. During the progress of instructions some adjustments are usually made on the pace and contents of coverage depending on identified opportunities.
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EXAMPLE CLASS AGENDAS:
Three day short course on Process Control
Process Dynamics and Simulation
Single Loop control
Difficulties and extensions
Single loop design with a process model (IMC)
Multivariable dynamics and control
Model predictive control (MPC)
Four day short course on Process Dynamics and Control with Pulp and Paper Applications
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