The idea of editing a book on modern software architectures and tools for CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) came about when the editors of this volume realized that existing titles relating to CAPE did not include references to the design and development of CAPE software. Scientific software is needed to solve CAPE related problems by industry/academia for research and development, for education and training and much more. There are increasing demands for CAPE software to be versatile, flexible, efficient, and reliable. This means that the role of software architecture is also gaining increasing importance. Software architecture needs to reconcile the objectives of the software; the framework defined by the CAPE methods; the computational algorithms; and the user needs and tools (other software) that help to develop the CAPE software. The object of this book is to bring to the reader, the software side of the story with respect to computer aided process engineering.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction. Part II: Visions & Needs for CAPE Tools General User Needs for CAPE. Batch User Needs and Specialities Chemical Processes Life Cycle Needs Part III: Framework for CAPE tools Modelling Frameworks Numerical Solvers Simulation, Design and Analysis Data Reconciliation Framework Computer Tools for Discrete/Hybrid Production Systems Frameworks for Discrete/Hybrid Production Systems Part IV: Making CAPE-Tools Methods and Tools for Software Architecture PlantData XML PI-STEP The CAPE-OPEN Standard: Motivations, Development Process, TechnicalArchitecture and Examples Part V: Using CAPE-Tools Applications of Modelling: A Case Study from Process Design CAPE Tools for Off-line Simulation, Design and Analysis Dynamic Simulators for Operator Training Computer Tools for Discrete/Hybrid Production Systems Part VI: New Frontiers Software Agents Tools Integration for Computer Aided Process Engineering Applications Web-Based Systems Fault Diagnosis Methodologies for Process Operation Emerging Business Models Part VII: Case Studies Case Studies in Design and Analysis A Prototype for Open and Distributed Simulation with COM and CORBA


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About the editors

Bertrand Braunschweig

Affiliations and Expertise

Computer Science and Applied Department, Institut Francais du Petrole, France

Rafiqul Gani

Affiliations and Expertise

CAPEC, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark