Abstract In the paper a new, state space, non integer order model for one dimensional heat transfer process is presented. The model is based on known semigroup model. The derivative with respect to time is described by the non integer order Caputo operator, the spatial derivative is described by integer order operator. The elementary properties of the state operator are proven. The solution of state equation is calculated with the use of Laplace transform. Results of experiments show, that the proposed model is more accurate than analogical integer order model in the sense of square cost function.
In the paper the practical stability problem for the discrete, non-integer order model of one dimmensional heat transfer process is discussed. The conditions associating the practical stability to sample time and maximal size of finite-dimensional approximation of heat transfer model are proposed. These conditions are formulated with the use of spectrum decoposition property and practical stability conditions for scalar, positive, fractional order systems. Results are illustrated by a numerical example.