The goal of this module is to teach students how to incorporate component balances into their mathematical models, such as for a prey-predator model. The significance of studying dynamics is highlighted before proceeding towards analyzing how it affects process behavior.

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  • Component balances
  • Adding multiple components into the lake example
  • Prey-predator model
  • Modelling disturbances (dynamics) of a system

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to develop mathematical models for component balances, analyze these models and implement them into numerical software. They should also be able to model system dynamics and study their behavior.

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Hands-on exercise - Disturbances DOCX
Home assignment - Prey-predator DOCX
Home assignment - Prey-predator PDF
Hands-on exercise - Disturbances PDF
Template - Disturbances GPJ-PB
Solutions - Hands-on exercise - Disturbances GPJ-PB
Solutions - Home assignment - Prey-predator GPJ-PB
Slides - Multicomponent modelling PPTX
Slide handout - Multicomponent modelling PDF