A Structure-Preserving Model Order Reduction Approach for Space-Discrete Gas Networks with Active Elements

  • Björn Liljegren-Sailer
  • Nicole Marheineke
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Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 26)


Aiming for an efficient simulation of gas networks with active elements a structure-preserving model order reduction (MOR) approach is presented. Gas networks can be modeled by partial differential algebraic equations. We identify connected pipe subnetworks that we discretize in space and explore with index and decoupling concepts for differential algebraic equations. For the arising input-output system we derive explicit decoupled representations of the strictly proper part and the polynomial part, only depending on the topology. The proper part is characterized by a port-Hamiltonian form that allows for the development of reduced models that preserve passivity, stability and locally mass. The approach is exemplarily used for an open-loop MOR on a network with a nonlinear active element.



The funding by DFG CRC/Transregio 154, project C02 is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Mathematik, FAU Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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