Computationally Simple Neural Network Approach to Determine Piecewise-Linear Dynamic Model

Petr Dolezel, Jana Heckenbergerova


The article introduces a new technique for nonlinear system modeling. This approach, in comparison to its alternatives, is straight and computationally undemanding. The article employs the fact that once a nonlinear problem is modeled by a piecewise-linear model, it can be solved by many efficient techniques. Thus, the result of introduced technique provides a set of linear equations. Each of theĀ  equations is valid in some region of state space and together, they approximate the whole nonlinear problem. The technique is comprehensively described and its advantages are demonstrated on an example.


artificial neural network; modeling; nonlinear systems

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