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In this paper, the multipoint moment matching method for model order reduction of discretized linear thermal networks is extended to distributed linear thermal networks. As a result, from the analytical canonical forms of distributed linear thermal networks, reduced thermal networks are derived analytically. This direct construction of the reduced network, from the exact analytical solutions, avoids the inevitable inaccuracies inherent in conventional surface and volume meshing. It allows nearly exact reduced thermal network construction by domain decomposition for arbitrarily complicated structures.
Components and Packaging Technologies, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:27 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: March 2004