Benefits and Limitations of Simplified Transient Gas Flow Formulations

  • Felix HenningsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)


Although intensively studied in recent years, the optimization of the transient (time-dependent) control of large real-world gas networks is still out of reach for current state-of-the-art approaches. For this reason, we present further simplifications of the commonly used model, which lead to a linear description of the gas flow on pipelines. In an empirical analysis of real-world data, we investigate the properties of the involved quantities and evaluate the errors made by our simplification.


Transient gas network optimization Linearization Real-world network data analysis 



The work for this article has been conducted within the Research Campus MODAL funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (fund number 05M14ZAM).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zuse Institute BerlinBerlinGermany

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