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Title:Interval Methods for Reliable Computations of Phase Equilibrium From Equation of State Models
Author(s):Hua, James Zhengmao
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stadtherr, Mark A.
Department / Program:Chemical Engineering
Discipline:Chemical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Chemical
Abstract:We have addressed the phase split problem with the Gibbs energy minimization approach. INTSTAB is first used to obtain all the stationary points. They provide extremely good initial estimates for the equilibrium phase compositions. An enhanced Han-Powell method for successive quadratic programming (SQP) is then used to perform a local minimization of Gibbs free energy to locate prospective global minima. INTSTAB is again used to verify if a global minimum has been reached. By combining the speed of this local SQP solver with the reliability of INTSTAB, we have developed an efficient and completely reliable approach for computing multi-phase equilibria. This method was implemented in the package INTFLASH.
Issue Date:1997
Description:205 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812631
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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