Model reduction of networked passive systems through clustering

Bart Besselink, Henrik Sandberg, Karl Henrik Johansson

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In this paper, a model reduction procedure for a network of interconnected identical passive subsystems is presented. Here, rather than performing model reduction on the subsystems, adjacent subsystems are clustered, leading to a reduced-order networked system that allows for a convenient physical interpretation. The identification of the subsystems to be clustered is performed through controllability and observability analysis of an associated edge system and it is shown that the property of synchronization (i.e., the convergence of trajectories of the subsystems to each other) is preserved during reduction. The results are illustrated by means of an example.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 European Control Conference (ECC) - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 24-Jun-201427-Jun-2014


Conference2014 European Control Conference (ECC)

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