(126f) Data-Driven Identification of Interpretable Reduced-Order Models Using Sparse Regression
A recent breakthrough in nonlinear model identification has been triggered by the use of regression techniques to discover the governing equations of dynamical systems by balancing model complexity with accuracy [6,7]. In this work, we approach the reduced order modeling problem from the perspective of compressive sampling and sparse regression. We rely solely on time series data collected at a fixed number of spatial locations to identify parsimonious and physically interpretable ROMs. The fundamental assumption in this method is that there are only a few relevant terms that dictate the system dynamics. This is a reasonable assumption which holds for many physical systems as long as a set of appropriate basis functions is selected. Within this context, we perform nonlinear sparse regression on a large library of potential candidate functions to determine the fewest terms that most accurately represent the data. Therefore, the resulting ROMs are functions of the original system states and inputs, and the identified dynamical system is interpretable. The innovations in regression techniques have resulted in several attractive features, such as avoiding overfitting, selecting sparse models and sampling strategies to deal with large amounts of data, which can be readily applicable here. This method is not limited to linear model identification as several nonlinear terms can be included in the candidate library. Additionally, if any a priori information regarding the system is available, it can be easily incorporated into the algorithm. We demonstrate the performance of the proposed regression-based model reduction method to design a closed-loop operation of a hydraulic fracturing process, which is characterized by a system of nonlinear highly-coupled PDEs with time-dependent spatial domain . In addition to achieving the desired model approximation accuracy, by introducing delayed inputs into the model the proposed algorithm readily realizes the time-delay structure which primarily characterizes a fracturing operation. We also compare the performance of the models identified using the proposed and the subspace-based MOESP methods. The results show that the proposed method is competitive with respect to the MOESP both in terms of ROM accuracy and closed-loop performance.
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