Ravindra Apte

Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Various methods of model reduction for linear, continuous, time-invariant systems were reviewed. The computationally simple, promising methods were studied in detail. Three methods were selected and were implemented on the computer. Model reduction of different systems was carried out by each of the selected methods. For comparison of the methods the step response characteristics of each of the systems and those of the reduced order models were plotted. In addition, the relative mean square error between each system output and the reduced order model outputs were computed. Conclusions were drawn regarding the relative acceptability of the various model reduction techniques.