Krylov Subspace Model Order Reduction for Nonlinear and Bilinear Control Systems

  • Oluwaleke Agbaje

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    The use of Krylov subspace model order reduction for nonlinear/bilinear systems, over the past few years, has become an increasingly researched area of study. The need for model order reduction has never been higher, as faster computations for control, diagnosis and prognosis have never been higher to achieve better system performance. Krylov subspace model order reduction techniques enable this to be done more quickly and efficiently than what can be achieved at present. The most recent advances in the use of Krylov subspaces for reducing bilinear models match moments and multimoments at some expansion points which have to be obtained through an optimisation scheme. This therefore removes the computational advantage of the Krylov subspace techniques implemented at an expansion point zero. This thesis demonstrates two improved approaches for the use of one-sided Krylov subspace projection for reducing bilinear models at the expansion point zero. This work proposes that an alternate linear approximation can be used for model order reduction. The advantages of using this approach are improved input-output preservation at a simulation cost similar to some earlier works and reduction of bilinear systems models which have singular state transition matrices. The comparison of the proposed methods and other original works done in this area of research is illustrated using various examples of single input single output (SISO) and multi input multi output (MIMO) models.
    Date of Award2016
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Coventry University
    SupervisorKeith Burnham (Supervisor) & Olivier haas (Supervisor)

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