Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing

, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 3340–3355 | Cite as

Reduced-Order Modelling of LTI Systems by Using Routh Approximation and Factor Division Methods

  • Arvind Kumar PrajapatiEmail author
  • Rajendra Prasad
Short Paper


In this paper, a new model reduction technique for the large-scale continuous time systems is proposed. The proposed technique is a mixed method of Routh approximation and factor division techniques. In this technique, the Routh approximation method is applied for determining the denominator coefficients of the reduced model and the numerator coefficients are calculated by the factor division method. The proposed technique has two main advantages as it gives the stable reduced-order model if the original model is stable and ensures the retention of first “r” number of time moments of the actual system in the rth-order reduced system. This method is also applicable for those systems for which Routh approximation method fails. To illustrate the proposed method, a real-time system model is reduced where the reduced model retains the fundamental properties of the actual model. In order to examine the efficiency, accuracy and comparison to other existing standard model reduction methods, the presented technique has been verified on two standard numerical examples taken from the literature.


Higher-order system Order reduction Lower-order modelling Routh Hurwitz table Transfer function 



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  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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