gPROMS training courses

gPROMS®: Optimization and model validation (1 day)

The ability to optimize the dynamic behaviour of processes is one of the major technological advances in recent years. Validating the model is an integral part of most process modelling activities. This is usually done as an iterative procedure, designing one or more experiments, performing the experiments in the laboratory or a pilot-plant, estimating model parameters and, based on a statistical analysis, designing one or more additional experiments, etc.


A one-day training course aims to enable process modellers to effectively apply powerful optimization facilities provided by gPROMS, including steady-state, dynamic and mixed-integer optimization, to real problems.

In addition, the course provides process modellers with a detailed understanding of the use of the parameter estimation facilities in gPROMS and the statistical analysis required for model discrimination and the accuracy of the model parameters. Participants also learn how to use the optimal experimental design capability, which fully utilises achievable experimental data for subsequent parameter estimation.

It is advisable to have completed the Introduction to gPROMS course prior to attending the advanced course or to have previously had extensive use and/or experience with gPROMS.


A combination of tutorials and hands-on problem solving sessions, allows participants to cover the following topics:

Optimization with gPROMS

  • Dynamic optimization in batch and continuous processes by characterising the optimization problem, i.e.
    • objectives,
    • constraints and
    • decision variables.
  • Formulating steady-state and dynamic optimization in gPROMS.
  • Process modelling for dynamic optimization, i.e.
    • model accuracy requirements,
    • dealing with model-plant mismatch,
    • ensuring model robustness and
    • optimizing equipment parameters using distributed process models.
  • Optimization of continuous and discrete variables for steady-state and dynamic processes.
  • Interpretation and use of results.

Model Validation with gPROMS

  • The concept of an ‘experiment’, i.e. translating available experimental data for model validation.
  • Formulating parameter estimation from steady-state and dynamic experiments in gPROMS.
  • Formulating model-based experiment design for steady-state and dynamic processes in gPROMS;
  • Interpretation and use of results.
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