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M.Sc. Fabian Schweers

M.Sc. Fabian Schweers Photo of M.Sc. Fabian Schweers

Telephone
(+49)231 755-5135

Fax
(+49)231 755-5129

Address

Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen
Lehrstuhl für Systemdynamik und Prozessführung
Geschossbau 2

Room 331

Contents

Short CV

Fabian Claus Schweers studied at the Ruhr-University of Bochum from 2008 till 2014 mechanical engineering with the major focus on energy- and process-engineering. He spent a semester abroad at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA during his studies in the year 2011 due to a scholarship granted by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) & Ruhr-University of Bochum. Parallel to his studies he worked at the chair for „Automatic Control and Systems Theory“ at the Ruhr-University of Bochum.  He supervised student groups in Master-Study Program Labs for automation engineering and worked as tutor for the course of basics on control theory for the Bachelor-Study Program.

He finished his Bachelor-Studies in 2013 with the thesis title "Dynamische Modellierung des Temperatur- und Spannungsfeldes in dickwandigen zylindrischen Geometrien unter Analyse der Einflussfaktoren" (“Dynamic modeling of the temperature- and stress-dustribution in thick-walled cylindrical shaped geometries with analysis of the influencing factors”) successfully. In the upcoming year (2014) he finished his Master-Studies with the Master-Thesis "Modellierung, Simulation und Regelung zur optimierten Prozessführung eines Trommeltrockners" (“Modeling, Simulation and Control for an optimized process control of drum dryers”) successfully.

Since January 2015 he works as a research assistant at the Chair of “Process Dynamics and Operations” of the Technical University of Dortmund.

Consultation Hour

By arrangement via E-mail.

Research Interests
  • Self-optimizing Control
  • Plant-wide Control
  • PAT-based Control
  • Model-predictive Control
  • Mathematical Modeling
  •  Mathematical Optimization
  •  Numerical Algorithms
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Motion
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanics of materials

Projects

CONSENS – Integrated measurement- and control systems for the sustainable operation of flexible, intensified processes

  • Modeling and Control of kneader reactors
  • Modeling and Control of reactive extrusion processes
  • Plant-wide Control Strategies for industrial applications

 consens

Project description:

“The main goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products that meet high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants, but the results in the areas of sensing, control, and performance monitoring will be transferable to large-scale processes.”

“Intensified continuous processes are a key innovation of the last decade for the production of high quality, high value and customer specific products at competitive prices in a sustainable fashion. To realize the potential of this technology, key steps must be made towards long-term stable, tightly controlled and fully automated production.”

 

“The goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products meeting high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants but the results will be transferable also to large-scale continuous processes.

The research and development is driven by industrial case studies from three different important areas of chemical production: complex organic synthesis, specialty polymers, and formulation of complex liquids. Innovative PAT technology will be developed for online concentration measurements (mid-resolution process NMR), for the online non-invasive measurement of rheological properties of complex fluids, and for continuous measurements of fouling in tubular reactors. New model-based adaptive control schemes based on innovative PAT technology will be developed. The project results will be validated in industrial pilot plants for all three types of processes, including validation in production containers that have been developed in the F3 Factory project. Further, methods for sensor failure monitoring, control performance monitoring and engineering support for PAT-based solutions will be developed.

The exploitation of the new technologies will be facilitated by a tool for technology evaluation and economic impact assessment. A Cross-sectorial Advisory Board supports the transfer of PAT technologies and adaptive control to neighboring sectors of the European processing industry.”

See also: consens

Teaching
  • Einführung in die Programmierung (EIP)
  • Prozessdynamik und Regelung (PuR) / Introduction to Processdynamics and Control (IPD)
  • Lab-Supervisions for: DYN 05, DYN 06a, DYN 06b, DYN 08

Supervised Theses
  •  Keivan Rahimi                         
  • Varun Bandreddy                         


Publications