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Examples & Applications Aspen Polymers
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Contents iii Contents Introducing Aspen Polymers ................................................................................... 1 About This Manual ............................................................................................ 1 Related Documentation ..................................................................................... 3 Technical Support ............................................................................................ 3 A1 Creating a Simulation Model .............................................................................. 5 Creating a New Run .......................................................................................... 5 Creating the Process Flowsheet .......................................................................... 6 Placing Blocks and Streams ..................................................................... 6 Renaming Blocks and Streams ................................................................. 7 Specifying Setup and Global Options ................................................................... 7 Entering a Simulation Title ...................................................................... 8 Defining Unit-Sets .................................................................................. 8 Entering a Simulation Description ............................................................. 8 Defining Report Options .......................................................................... 9 Specifying Other Simulation Options ......................................................... 9 Specifying Components ..................................................................................... 9 Characterizing Polymers .................................................................................. 10 Specifying Physical Properties .......................................................................... 11 Specifying Feed Streams ................................................................................. 11 Specifying Kinetics ......................................................................................... 12 Modifying Reactions .............................................................................. 13 Specifying Gel Effect ............................................................................. 15 Defining the Unit Operation Block ..................................................................... 15 Entering Block Specifications ................................................................. 15 Improving Convergence ........................................................................ 16 Overriding Global Values ....................................................................... 17 Entering Mixer Specifications ................................................................. 17 Running the Simulation ................................................................................... 17 Examining Simulation Results .......................................................................... 18 Input Summary ................................................................................... 18 Plotting Distributions ...................................................................................... 21 Creating Live Distribution Plots ........................................................................ 22 Viewing Plots for Multiple Simulations ..................................................... 24 Pasting and Linking Between Aspen Polymers and Excel ...................................... 26 Saving the Run and Exiting .............................................................................. 27 A2 Predicting Physical Properties ......................................................................... 28 Defining the Simulation ................................................................................... 29 Creating a New Run .............................................................................. 29 Specifying Setup and Global Options ....................................................... 30 Specifying and Characterizing Components .............................................. 30 Specifying Physical Properties ................................................................ 31
iv Contents Defining Molecular Structure .................................................................. 32 Specifying Mass Fraction Crystallinity ...................................................... 33 Creating Property Sets .......................................................................... 33 Creating Property Tables ....................................................................... 34 Running the Simulation and Examining the Results ............................................. 35 Input Summary ................................................................................... 37 References .................................................................................................... 38 A3 Regressing Property Parameters ..................................................................... 39 Defining the Simulation ................................................................................... 40 Creating a New Run .............................................................................. 40 Specifying Setup and Global Options ....................................................... 40 Specifying and Characterizing Components .............................................. 41 Specifying Physical Property Method ....................................................... 42

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