Tim JaxHochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin, Germany
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Simulating real network often proves to be challenging due to the huge number of elements given. For this reason, aggregation strategies are recommended in order to reduce a network’s dimensions and, thus, computational efforts. This section introduces corresponding strategies used to create appropriate network models with respect to the EWave project. In this context, a novel approach will be discussed that – particularly based on manual processes – realizes network aggregations with a self-defined extent of pipe reduction and layout flexibility.