Collaborative and Distributed Chemical Engineering. From Understanding to Substantial Design Process Support

Results of the IMPROVE Project

  • Editors
  • Manfred Nagl
  • Wolfgang Marquardt

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4970)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Goals, Approach, Functionality of Resulting Tools, and Project Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Schneider, B. Westfechtel
      Pages 39-60
  3. Application Domain Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. J. Morbach, M. Theißen, W. Marquardt
      Pages 83-92
    3. J. Morbach, B. Bayer, A. Yang, W. Marquardt
      Pages 93-110
    4. J. Morbach, R. Hai, B. Bayer, W. Marquardt
      Pages 111-125
    5. M. Eggersmann, B. Kausch, H. Luczak, W. Marquardt, C. Schlick, N. Schneider et al.
      Pages 126-152
    6. M. Theißen, W. Marquardt
      Pages 153-168
    7. J. Morbach, M. Theißen, W. Marquardt
      Pages 169-182
  4. New Tool Functionality and Underlying Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. M. Miatidis, M. Jarke, K. Weidenhaupt
      Pages 185-223
    3. S. Becker, M. Nagl, B. Westfechtel
      Pages 224-267
    4. A. Schüppen, O. Spaniol, D. Thißen, I. Assenmacher, E. Haberstroh, T. Kuhlen
      Pages 268-299
    5. M. Heller, D. Jäger, C. -A. Krapp, M. Nagl, A. Schleicher, B. Westfechtel et al.
      Pages 300-366
  5. Platform Functionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. S. C. Brandt, O. Fritzen, M. Jarke, T. List
      Pages 369-400
    3. Y. Babich, O. Spaniol, D. Thißen
      Pages 401-429

About this book


IMPROVE stands for "Information Technology Support for Collaborative and Distributed Design Processes in Chemical Engineering" and is a large joint project of research institutions at RWTH Aachen University. This volume summarizes the results after 9 years of cooperative research work.

The focus of IMRPOVE is on understanding, formalizing, evaluating, and, consequently, improving design processes in chemical engineering. In particular, IMPROVE focuses on conceptual design and basic engineering, where the fundamental decisions concerning the design or redesign of a chemical plant are undertaken. Design processes are analyzed and evaluated in collaboration with industrial partners.


Computer-Aided Design (CAD) IMPROVE Multimedia Simulation application domain modeling architecture chemical engineering cooperative design extrusion process information flow management model modeling optimization process modeling sketch

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70551-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70552-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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