Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 967–984 | Cite as

Modelling a gas pipeline as a repetitive process: controllability, observability and stability

  • Teresa Paula Azevedo-Perdicoúlis
  • Gerhard Jank
  • Paulo Lopes dos Santos


In this paper, the gas dynamics within the pipelines is modelled as a repetitive process with smoothing. Controllability and observability criteria when the system is steered through initial and boundary data, which is achieved by an adequate choice of the homogeneity, are obtained. From the point of view of the technical applications, it seems to make more sense to consider boundary data controls as for instance in the management of high pressure gas networks. Stability criteria suitable computer simulations are also included.


Boundary control Controllability Gas networks  Modelling Observability Repetitive processes 2D-systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Paula Azevedo-Perdicoúlis
    • 1
  • Gerhard Jank
    • 2
  • Paulo Lopes dos Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.ISR–Coimbra and Departamento de MatemáticaUTADVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.Department II of MathematicsRWTH–University of TechnologyAachenGermany
  3. 3.FEUPPortoPortugal

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