TEACHING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING USING COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS
University of Malaga (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:COMSOL Multiphysics is a cross-platform finite element analysis solver and multiphysics simulation software. It allows conventional physics-based user interfaces and coupled systems of partial differential equations. Several modules are available for COMSOL, categorized according to the applications areas, namely: Electrical, Mechanical, Fluid, Chemical, Multipurpose, and Interfacing. The chemical modules allow to study problems in the field of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Batteries and Fuel Cells Module and Electrochemistry.
Herein, we highlight the use of COMSOL for solving chemical engineering problems in the classroom. The current experience has shown that the use of COMSOL simulations during theoretical and practical lectures increases the participation and the involvement of the students. This paper describes how the use of computer simulation was introduced in Integrated Management Systems and Soil Remediation Treatments courses to supplement and help the students to visualize theoretical knowledge they learned in the classroom.
Keywords: Computer simulation, Comsol, learning, thermodynamics.