8290
2021
eng
95
article
Elsevier
0
2021-07-22
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Large-scale empirical study on the momentum equation's inertia term
A common approach to reduce the Euler equations' complexity for the simulation and optimization of gas networks is to neglect small terms that contribute little to the overall equations.
An example is the inertia term of the momentum equation, which is said to be of negligible size under real-world operating conditions.
However, this justification has always only been based on experience or single sets of artificial data points.
This study closes this gap by presenting a large-scale empirical evaluation of the absolute and relative size of the inertia term when operating a real-world gas network.
Our data consists of three years of fine-granular state data of one of the largest gas networks in Europe, featuring over 6,000 pipes with a total length of over 10,000 km.
We found that there are only 120 events in which a subnetwork consisting of multiple pipes has an inertia term of high significance for more than three minutes.
On average, such an event occurs less often than once every ten days.
Therefore, we conclude that the inertia term is indeed negligible for real-world transient gas network control problems.
Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104153
yes
2021-07-17
publish
urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-81881
Felix Hennings
Hennings
Hennings, Felix
MODAL-Gesamt
Mathematical Algorithmic Intelligence
Applied Algorithmic Intelligence Methods
MODAL-EnergyLab