Process Dynamics and Regulation

Course objectives:The course Process Dynamics and Regulation is set in graduate study as a part of an elective module, and it's goal is to introduce students with basics of simplified system dynamics and povide basic regulation strategies. Students are simulating their case studies from the geoenergy system engineering with the use of numerical analysis.

Course content:

  • Provide basic and applied knowledge in the field of dynamics and process regulation, with special reference to examples from petroleum engineering;
  • Give the basics of numerical modelling and solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations; 
  • Give the basics of mathematical modelling of systems through Laplace transformations;
  • Acquire knowledge in the field of modelling of complex dynamic systems that include heat, matter and impulse transfer in the flow of two-phase fluid;
  • Show the importance of system thermal inertia;
  • Provide basic knowledge of PID control with special reference to the control of electric submersible pump and geothermal heat pump systems.

Learning outcomes at the level of the course:

  • Explain the role and importance of dynamics and process regulation in technology;
  • Create a mathematical model of heat transfer, matter and momentum for an example in the field of petroleum engineering;
  • Devise the regulation of the system for conducting some simple processes in the field of petroleum engineering;
  • Analyse the dynamics of fluid flow in a two-phase flow through a well;
  • Analyse the results of the system's response to external stimulation.


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