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On unifying concepts for trajectory-based slow invariant attracting manifold computation in kinetic multiscale models


  • D. Lebiedz
  • J. Unger


(Chemical) kinetic models in terms of ordinary differential equations correspond to finite-dimensional dissipative dynamical systems involving a multiple time scale structure. Most dimension reduction approaches aimed at a slow mode description of the full system compute approximations of low-dimensional attracting slow invariant manifolds and parameterize these manifolds in terms of a subset of chosen chemical species, the so called reaction progress variables. The invariance property suggests a slow invariant manifold to be constructed as (a bundle of) solution trajectories of suitable ordinary differential equation initial or boundary value problems. The focus of this work is on a discussion and exploitation for deeper insight of unifying geometric and analytical issues of various approaches to trajectory-based numerical approximation techniques of slow invariant manifolds that are in practical use for model reduction in chemical kinetics. Two basic concepts are pointed out reducing various model reduction approaches to a common denominator. In particular, we discuss our recent trajectory optimization approach in the light of these two concepts. We newly relate both of them within our variational boundary value viewpoint, propose a Hamiltonian formulation and conjecture its relation to conservation laws, (partial) integrability and symmetry issues as novel viewpoints on dimension reduction approaches that might open up new deep perspectives and approaches to the problem from dynamical systems theory.

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  • D. Lebiedz & J. Unger, 2016. "On unifying concepts for trajectory-based slow invariant attracting manifold computation in kinetic multiscale models," Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 87-112, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:nmcmxx:v:22:y:2016:i:2:p:87-112
    DOI: 10.1080/13873954.2016.1141219

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    1. Igor Donskoy, 2022. "On the Existence and Applicability of Extremal Principles in the Theory of Irreversible Processes: A Critical Review," Energies, MDPI, vol. 15(19), pages 1-23, September.

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