This paper is devoted to the stability and convergence analysis of the Additive Runge-Kutta methods with the Lagrangian interpolation (ARKLMs) for the numerical solution of multidelay-integro-differential equations (MDIDEs). GDN-stability and D-convergence are introduced and proved. It is shown that strongly algebraically stability gives D-convergence, DA- DAS- and ASI-stability give GDN-stability. A numerical example is given to illustrate the theoretical results.
Delay differential equations arise in a variety of fields as biology, economy, control theory, electrodynamics (see, e.g., [1–5]). When considering the applicability of numerical methods for the solution of DDEs, it is necessary to analyze the stability of the numerical methods. In the last three decades, many works had dealt with these problems (see, e.g., ). For the case of nonlinear delay differential equations, this kind of methodology had been first introduced by Torelli  and then developed by [8–12].
In this paper, we consider the following nonlinear multidelay-integro-differential equations (MDIDEs) with delays:
where , , , and are continuous functions such that (1.1) has a unique solution. Moreover, we assume that there exist some inner product and the induced norm such that
, are all nonnegative constants. Throughout this paper, we assume that the problem (1.1) has unique exact solution . Space discretization of some time-dependent delay partial differential equations give rises to such delay differential equations containing additive terms with different stiffness properties. In these situations, additive Runge-Kutta (ARK) methods are used. Some recent works about ARK can refer to [13, 14]. For the additive MDIDEs (1.1), similar to the proof of Theorem 2.1 in , it is straightforward to prove that under the conditions (1.2)~(1.4), the analytic solutions satisfy
where is the solution of the perturbed problem to (1.1).
To demand the discrete numerical solutions to preserve the convergence properties of the analytic solutions, Torelli  introduced a concept of RN-, GRN-stability for numerical methods applied to dissipative nonlinear systems of DDEs such as (1.1) when , which is the straightforward generalization of the well-known concept of BN-stability of numerical methods with respect to dissipative systems of ODEs (see also ). More recently, one has noticed a growing interesting the analysis of delay integro-differential equations (DIDEs). This type of equations have been investigated in various fields, such as mathematical biology and control theory (see [15–17]). The theory of computational methods for delay integro-differential equations (DIDEs) has been studied by many authors, and a great deal of interesting results have been obtained (see [18–22]). Koto  dealt with the linear stability of Runge-Kutta (RK) methods for systems of DIDEs; Huang and Vandewalle  gave sufficient and necessary stability conditions for exact and discrete solutions of linear Scalar DIDEs. However, little attention has been paid to nonlinear multidelay-integro-differential equations (MDIDEs).
So, the aim of this paper is the study of stability and convergence properties for ARK methods when they are applied to nonlinear multidelay-integro-differential equations (MDIDEs) with delays.
2. The GDN-Stability of the Additive Runge-Kutta Methods
An additive Runge-Kutta method with the Lagrangian interpolation (ARKLM) of stages and levels can be organized in the Butcher tableau:
where , , and .
The adoption of the method (2.1) for solving the problem (1.1) leads to
where , , and , are approximations to the analytic solution , , of (1.1), respectively, and the argument is determined by
with , , integer , , and
We assume is to guarantee that no (unknown) values with are used in the interpolation procedure
which can be computed by a appropriate compound quadrature rule:
As for the quadrature rule (2.6), we usually adopt the compound trapezoidal rule, the compound Simpsons rule or the compound Newton-Cotes rule, and so forth according to the requirement of the convergence of the method (see ) and denote and with satisfing , .
In addition, we always put, whenever .
In order to write (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) in a more compact way, we introduce some notations. The identity matrix will be denoted by , , is the Kronecker product of matrix and . For , , we define the inner product and the induced norm in as follows:
Moreover, we also adopt that
With the above notation, method (2.2),(2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) can be written as
In 1997, Zhang and Zhou  introduced the extension of RN-stability to GDN-stability as follows.
Definition 2.1. An ARKLM (2.1) for DDEs is called GDN-stable if, numerical approximations and to the solution of (1.1) and its perturbed problem, respectively, satisfy
where constant depends only on the method, the parameter , and the interval length , is the initial function to the perturbed problem of (1.1).
Definition 2.2. An ARKLM (2.1) is called strongly algebraically stable if matrices are nonnegative definite, where
for . Let
be two sequences of approximations to problems (1.1) and its perturbed problem, respectively. From method (2.1) with the same step size , and write
Then (2.2) and (2.3) read
Our main results about GDN-stability are contained in the following theorem.
Theorem 2.3. Assume ARK method (2.2) is strongly algebraically stable, and then the corresponding ARKLM (2.1) is GDN-stable, and satisfies
Proof. From (2.14) and (2.15) we get
If the matrices are nonnegative definite, then
Furthermore, by conditions (1.2)~(1.4) and Schwartz inequality we have
For (2.23), we have
By the same way, we can also get
Substituting (2.25) and (2.24) into (2.19), yields
where . Similar to (2.27), the inequalities:
follows for . In the following, with the help of inequalities (2.27), (2.28), and induction we shall prove the inequalities:
for , . In fact, it is clear from (2.27), (2.28), and such that
Suppose for that
Then from (2.27) and (2.28), and , we conclude that
This completes the proof of inequalities (2.29). In view of (2.29), we get for that
As a result, we know that method (2.1) is GDN-stable.
In order to study the convergence of numerical methods for MDIDEs, we have to mention the concept of the convergence for stiff ODEs.
In 1981, Frank et al.  introduced the important concept of B-convergence for numerical methods applied to nonlinear stiff initial value problems of ordinary differential equations. Later, there have been rapid developments in the study of B-convergence, and a significant number of important results have already been found for Runge-Kutta methods. In fact, B-convergence result is nothing but a realistic global error estimate based on one-sided Lipschitz constant . In this section, we start discussing the convergence of ARKLM (2.1) for MDIDEs (1.1) with conditions (1.2)–(1.4). The approach to the derivation of these estimates is similar to that used in . We assume the analytic solution of (1.1) is smooth enough, and its derivatives used later are bounded by
If we introduce some notations
With the above notations, the local errors in (2.9) can be defined as
If we take , , , and
Then we can get the perturbed scheme of (2.9),
With perturbations, , ,, , according to Taylor formula and the formula in [28, pages 205–212], , and can be determined respectively, as follows:
where ,, and satisfy ,, , depends only on the method, and depends only on the method and some in (3.2).
Combining (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) with (3.9), (3.10), (3.11), and (3.12) yields the following recursion scheme for the :
where , ,
here, is the Jacobian matrix .
Assume that () is regular, from (3.16) and (3.17), (3.18), we can get
Now, we introduce the concept of D-convergence from .
Definition 3.1. An ARKLM (2.1) with, and is called D-convergence of order if this method, when applied to any given DIDEs (1.1) subject to (1.2)–(1.4); produce an approximation sequence and the global error satisfies a bound of the form:
where the maximum stepsize depends on characteristic parameter and the method, the function depends only on some in (3.2), delay , characteristic parameters , , and the method.
Definition 3.2. The ARKLM (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) is said to be DA-stable if the matrix is regular for , and ,. Where
Definition 3.3. The ARKLM (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) is said to be ASI-stable if the matrix is regular for, and is uniformly bounded for .
Definition 3.4. The ARKLM (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) is said to be DAS-stable if the matrix is regular for , and is uniformly bounded for .
Lemma 3.5. Suppose the ARKLM (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) is DA- DAS- and ASI-stable, then there exist positive constants , which depend only on the method and the parameter such that
Proof. This Lemma can be proved in the similar way as that of in [29, Lemmas 3.5–3.7].
Theorem 3.6. Suppose the ARKLM (2.2), (2.3), (2.5), and (2.6) is DA- DAS- and ASI-stable, then there exist positive constants , which depend only on the method and the parameters, such that for ,
where ,, ,, .
Proof. Using (3.19) and Lemma 3.5, for , we obtain that