## Piecewise Linear

## Apps.PiecewiseLinear History

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*In Situ* Adaptive Tabulation (ISAT) is an example of a multi-dimensional piecewise linear approximation. The piecewise linear segments are built dynamically as new data becomes available. This way, only regions that are accessed in practice contribute to the function approximation.

*In Situ* Adaptive Tabulation (ISAT) is an example of a multi-dimensional piecewise linear approximation. The piecewise linear segments are built dynamically as new data becomes available. This way, only regions that are accessed in practice contribute to the function approximation.

minimize slk_u[1:4] minimize slk_l[2:5]

File *.m.csv

File m.csv

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# Piece-wise function with the LOOKUP object

# create the csv file

File *.m.csv

input, y[1], y[2] 1, 2, 4 3, 4, 6 5, -5, -7 -1, 1, 0.5

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# define lookup object m

Objects

m = lookup

End Objects

# connect m properties with model parameters

Connections

x = m.input y[1] = m.y[1] y[2] = m.y[2]

End Connections

# simple model

Model n

Parameters x = 1 y[1] y[2] End Parameters Variables y End Variables Equations y = y[1]+y[2]

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Parameters ! independent variable x = 6.0 ! data points xp[1] = 1 yp[1] = 1 xp[2] = 2 yp[2] = 0 xp[3] = 3 yp[3] = 2 xp[4] = 3.5 yp[4] = 2.5 xp[5] = 4 yp[5] = 2.8 xp[6] = 5 yp[6] = 3 End Parameters Variables ! piece-wise linear segments x[1] <=xp[2] x[2:4] >xp[2:4], <=xp[3:5] x[5] >xp[5] ! dependent variable y ! slack variables slk_u[1:4] slk_l[2:5] End Variables Intermediates slope[1:5] = (yp[2:6]-yp[1:5]) / (xp[2:6]-xp[1:5]) y[1:5] = (x[1:5]-xp[1:5])*slope[1:5] End Intermediates Equations x = x[1] + slk_u[1] x = x[2:4] + slk_u[2:4] - slk_l[2:4] x = x[5] - slk_l[5] y = yp[1] + y[1] + y[2] + y[3] + y[4] + y[5] End Equations

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## Piece-wise Linear Approximation

A piece-wise linear function is an approximation of a nonlinear relationship. For more nonlinear relationships, additional linear segments are added to refine the approximation.

As an example, the piecewise linear form is often used to approximate valve characterization (valve position (% open) to flow). This is a single input-single output function approximation.

*In Situ* Adaptive Tabulation (ISAT) is an example of a multi-dimensional piecewise linear approximation. The piecewise linear segments are built dynamically as new data becomes available. This way, only regions that are accessed in practice contribute to the function approximation.