Initial state estimation¶

class
rtctools.optimization.initial_state_estimation_mixin.
InitialStateEstimationMixin
(**kwargs)[source]¶ Bases:
rtctools.optimization.goal_programming_mixin.GoalProgrammingMixin
Adds initial state estimation to your optimization problem using goal programming.
Before any other goals are evaluated, first, the deviation between initial state measurements and their respective model states is minimized in the least squares sense (1DVAR, priority 2). Secondly, the distance between pairs of states is minimized, again in the least squares sense, so that “smooth” initial guesses are provided for states without measurements (priority 1).
Note
There are types of problems where, in addition to minimizing differences between states and measurements, it is advisable to perform a steadystate initialization using additional initialtime model equations. For hydraulic models, for instance, it is often helpful to require that the timederivative of the flow variables vanishes at the initial time.