International Journal of Differential Equations The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2016 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Static Consensus in Passifiable Linear Networks Wed, 18 May 2016 07:39:54 +0000 Sufficient conditions of consensus (synchronization) in networks described by digraphs and consisting of identical deterministic SIMO systems are derived. Identical and nonidentical control gains (positive arc weights) are considered. Connection between admissible digraphs and nonsmooth hypersurfaces (sufficient gain boundary) is established. Necessary and sufficient conditions for static consensus by output feedback in networks consisting of certain class of double integrators are rediscovered. Scalability for circle digraph in terms of gain magnitudes is studied. Examples and results of numerical simulations are presented. Ibragim A. Junussov Copyright © 2016 Ibragim A. Junussov. All rights reserved. Numerical Solution of First-Order Linear Differential Equations in Fuzzy Environment by Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg Method and Its Application Thu, 12 May 2016 07:20:59 +0000 The numerical algorithm for solving “first-order linear differential equation in fuzzy environment” is discussed. A scheme, namely, “Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method,” is described in detail for solving the said differential equation. The numerical solutions are compared with (i)-gH and (ii)-gH differential (exact solutions concepts) system. The method is also followed by complete error analysis. The method is illustrated by solving an example and an application. Sankar Prasad Mondal, Susmita Roy, and Biswajit Das Copyright © 2016 Sankar Prasad Mondal et al. All rights reserved. Multiplicity of Positive Solutions for Fractional Differential Equation with -Laplacian Boundary Value Problems Thu, 12 May 2016 06:06:30 +0000 We investigate the existence of multiple positive solutions of fractional differential equations with -Laplacian operator , , , , where , , , , , is a fixed integer, and , by applying Leggett–Williams fixed point theorems and fixed point index theory. Sabbavarapu Nageswara Rao Copyright © 2016 Sabbavarapu Nageswara Rao. All rights reserved. Qualitative Behaviour of Solutions in Two Models of Thin Liquid Films Thu, 05 May 2016 13:00:12 +0000 For the thin-film model of a viscous flow which originates from lubrication approximation and has a full nonlinear curvature term, we prove existence of nonnegative weak solutions. Depending on initial data, we show algebraic or exponential dissipation of an energy functional which implies dissipation of the solution arc length that is a well known property for a Hele-Shaw flow. For the classical thin-film model with linearized curvature term, under some restrictions on parameter and gradient values, we also prove analytically the arc length dissipation property for positive solutions. We compare the numerical solutions for both models, with nonlinear and with linearized curvature terms. In regimes when solutions develop finite time singularities, we explain the difference in qualitative behaviour of solutions. Matthew Michal, Marina Chugunova, and Roman Taranets Copyright © 2016 Matthew Michal et al. All rights reserved. On Fuzzy Improper Integral and Its Application for Fuzzy Partial Differential Equations Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:57:17 +0000 We establish some important results about improper fuzzy Riemann integrals; we prove some properties of fuzzy Laplace transforms, which we apply for solving some fuzzy linear partial differential equations of first order, under generalized Hukuhara differentiability. ElHassan ElJaoui and Said Melliani Copyright © 2016 ElHassan ElJaoui and Said Melliani. All rights reserved. Equivariant Hopf Bifurcation in a Time-Delayed Ring of Antigenic Variants Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:49:05 +0000 We consider an intrahost malaria model allowing for antigenic variation within a single species. The host’s immune response is compartmentalised into reactions to major and minor epitopes. We investigate the dynamics of the model, paying particular attention to bifurcation and stability of the uniform nonzero endemic equilibrium. We establish conditions for the existence of an equivariant Hopf bifurcation in a ring of antigenic variants, characterised by time delay. Israel Ncube Copyright © 2016 Israel Ncube. All rights reserved. A New Result Concerning the Solvability of a Class of General Systems of Variational Equations with Nonmonotone Operators: Applications to Dirichlet and Neumann Nonlinear Problems Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:25:46 +0000 A new result of solvability for a wide class of systems of variational equations depending on parameters and governed by nonmonotone operators is found in a Banach real and reflexive space with applications to Dirichlet and Neumann problems related to nonlinear elliptic systems. Luisa Toscano and Speranza Toscano Copyright © 2016 Luisa Toscano and Speranza Toscano. All rights reserved. Existence and Permanence in a Diffusive KiSS Model with Robust Numerical Simulations Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:24:59 +0000 We have given an extension to the study of Kierstead, Slobodkin, and Skellam (KiSS) model. We present the theoretical results based on the survival and permanence of the species. To guarantee the long-term existence and permanence, the patch size denoted as must be greater than the critical patch size . It was also observed that the reaction-diffusion problem can be split into two parts: the linear and nonlinear terms. Hence, the use of two classical methods in space and time is permitted. We use spectral method in the area of mathematical community to remove the stiffness associated with the linear or diffusive terms. The resulting system is advanced with a modified exponential time-differencing method whose formulation was based on the fourth-order Runge-Kutta scheme. With high-order method, this extends the one-dimensional work and presents experiments for two-dimensional problem. The complexity of the dynamical model is discussed theoretically and graphically simulated to demonstrate and compare the behavior of the time-dependent density function. Kolade M. Owolabi and Kailash C. Patidar Copyright © 2015 Kolade M. Owolabi and Kailash C. Patidar. All rights reserved. On Stability of Basis Property of Root Vectors System of the Sturm-Liouville Operator with an Integral Perturbation of Conditions in Nonstrongly Regular Samarskii-Ionkin Type Problems Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:57:19 +0000 We study a question on stability and instability of basis property of system of eigenfunctions and associated functions of the double differentiation operator with an integral perturbation of Samarskii-Ionkin type boundary conditions. N. S. Imanbaev Copyright © 2015 N. S. Imanbaev. All rights reserved. On -Anisotropic Problems with Neumann Boundary Conditions Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:52:32 +0000 This work is devoted to the study of a general class of anisotropic problems involving -Laplace operator. Based on the variational method, we establish the existence of a nontrivial solution without Ambrosetti-Rabinowitz type conditions. Anass Ourraoui Copyright © 2015 Anass Ourraoui. All rights reserved. On the Second-Order Shape Derivative of the Kohn-Vogelius Objective Functional Using the Velocity Method Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:23:48 +0000 The exterior Bernoulli free boundary problem was studied via shape optimization technique. The problem was reformulated into the minimization of the so-called Kohn-Vogelius objective functional, where two state variables involved satisfy two boundary value problems, separately. The paper focused on solving the second-order shape derivative of the objective functional using the velocity method with nonautonomous velocity fields. This work confirms the classical results of Delfour and Zolésio in relating shape derivatives of functionals using velocity method and perturbation of identity technique. Jerico B. Bacani and Julius Fergy T. Rabago Copyright © 2015 Jerico B. Bacani and Julius Fergy T. Rabago. All rights reserved. Existence and Iteration of Positive Solutions to Third-Order BVP for a Class of -Laplacian Dynamic Equations on Time Scales Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:48:48 +0000 We investigate the existence and iteration of positive solutions for the following third-order -Laplacian dynamic equations on time scales: where is -Laplacian operator; that is, , and By applying the monotone iterative technique and without the assumption of the existence of lower and upper solutions, we not only obtain the existence of positive solutions for the problem, but also establish iterative schemes for approximating the solutions. A. Kameswara Rao Copyright © 2015 A. Kameswara Rao. All rights reserved. Solving the Telegraph and Oscillatory Differential Equations by a Block Hybrid Trigonometrically Fitted Algorithm Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:28:08 +0000 We propose a block hybrid trigonometrically fitted (BHT) method, whose coefficients are functions of the frequency and the step-size for directly solving general second-order initial value problems (IVPs), including systems arising from the semidiscretization of hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), such as the Telegraph equation. The BHT is formulated from eight discrete hybrid formulas which are provided by a continuous two-step hybrid trigonometrically fitted method with two off-grid points. The BHT is implemented in a block-by-block fashion; in this way, the method does not suffer from the disadvantages of requiring starting values and predictors which are inherent in predictor-corrector methods. The stability property of the BHT is discussed and the performance of the method is demonstrated on some numerical examples to show accuracy and efficiency advantages. F. F. Ngwane and S. N. Jator Copyright © 2015 F. F. Ngwane and S. N. Jator. All rights reserved. Entropy Solution for Doubly Nonlinear Elliptic Anisotropic Problems with Robin Boundary Conditions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:27:45 +0000 We study in this paper nonlinear anisotropic problems with Robin boundary conditions. We prove, by using the technic of monotone operators in Banach spaces, the existence of a sequence of weak solutions of approximation problems associated with the anisotropic Robin boundary value problem. For the existence and uniqueness of entropy solutions, we prove that the sequence of weak solutions converges to a measurable function which is the entropy solution of the anisotropic Robin boundary value problem. I. Ibrango and S. Ouaro Copyright © 2015 I. Ibrango and S. Ouaro. All rights reserved. Numerical Analysis of a Distributed Optimal Control Problem Governed by an Elliptic Variational Inequality Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:38:06 +0000 The objective of this work is to make the numerical analysis, through the finite element method with Lagrange’s triangles of type 1, of a continuous optimal control problem governed by an elliptic variational inequality where the control variable is the internal energy . The existence and uniqueness of this continuous optimal control problem and its associated state system were proved previously. In this paper, we discretize the elliptic variational inequality which defines the state system and the corresponding cost functional, and we prove that there exist a discrete optimal control and its associated discrete state system for each positive (the parameter of the finite element method approximation). Finally, we show that the discrete optimal control and its associated state system converge to the continuous optimal control and its associated state system when the parameter goes to zero. Mariela Olguín and Domingo A. Tarzia Copyright © 2015 Mariela Olguín and Domingo A. Tarzia. All rights reserved. Optimal Control of the Ill-Posed Cauchy Elliptic Problem Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:44:14 +0000 We give a characterization of the control for ill-posed problems of oscillating solutions. More precisely, we study the control of Cauchy elliptic problems via a regularization approach which generates incomplete information. We obtain a singular optimality system characterizing the no-regret control for the Cauchy problem. A. Berhail and A. Omrane Copyright © 2015 A. Berhail and A. Omrane. All rights reserved. Bounds for Products of Zeros of Solutions to Nonhomogeneous ODE with Polynomial Coefficients Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:52:19 +0000 We consider the equation , where is a polynomial and is an entire function. Let be the zeros of a solution to that equation. Lower estimates for the products are derived. In particular, they give us a bound for the zero free domain. Applications of the obtained estimates to the counting function of the zeros of solutions are also discussed. Michael Gil’ Copyright © 2015 Michael Gil’. All rights reserved. Redistribution of Nodes with Two Constraints in Meshless Method of Line to Time-Dependent Partial Differential Equations Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:20:32 +0000 Meshless method of line is a powerful device to solve time-dependent partial differential equations. In integrating step, choosing a suitable set of points, such as adaptive nodes in spatial domain, can be useful, although in some cases this can cause ill-conditioning. In this paper, to produce smooth adaptive points in each step of the method, two constraints are enforced in Equidistribution algorithm. These constraints lead to two different meshes known as quasi-uniform and locally bounded meshes. These avoid the ill-conditioning in applying radial basis functions. Moreover, to generate more smooth adaptive meshes another modification is investigated, such as using modified arc-length monitor function in Equidistribution algorithm. Influence of them in growing the accuracy is investigated by some numerical examples. The results of consideration of two constraints are compared with each other and also with uniform meshes. Jafar Biazar and Mohammad Hosami Copyright © 2015 Jafar Biazar and Mohammad Hosami. All rights reserved. Solvability of Nth Order Linear Boundary Value Problems Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:23:03 +0000 This paper presents a method that provides necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of solutions of nth order linear boundary value problems. The method is based on the recursive application of a linear integral operator to some functions and the comparison of the result with these same functions. The recursive comparison yields sequences of bounds of extremes that converge to the exact values of the extremes of the BVP for which a solution exists. P. Almenar and L. Jódar Copyright © 2015 P. Almenar and L. Jódar. All rights reserved. Connections between Some Concepts of Polynomial Trichotomy for Noninvertible Evolution Operators in Banach Spaces Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:50:29 +0000 The present paper treats three concepts of nonuniform polynomial trichotomies for noninvertible evolution operators acting on Banach spaces. The connections between these concepts are established through numerous examples and counterexamples for systems defined on the Banach space of square-summable sequences. Mihai-Gabriel Babuţia and Nicolae Marian Seimeanu Copyright © 2015 Mihai-Gabriel Babuţia and Nicolae Marian Seimeanu. All rights reserved. Existence for Elliptic Equation Involving Decaying Cylindrical Potentials with Subcritical and Critical Exponent Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:08:49 +0000 We consider the existence of nontrivial solutions to elliptic equations with decaying cylindrical potentials and subcritical exponent. We will obtain a local minimizer by using Ekeland’s variational principle. Mohammed El Mokhtar Ould El Mokhtar Copyright © 2015 Mohammed El Mokhtar Ould El Mokhtar. All rights reserved. On the Initial-Boundary-Value Problem for the Time-Fractional Diffusion Equation on the Real Positive Semiaxis Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:04:19 +0000 We consider the time-fractional derivative in the Caputo sense of order . Taking into account the asymptotic behavior and the existence of bounds for the Mainardi and the Wright function in , two different initial-boundary-value problems for the time-fractional diffusion equation on the real positive semiaxis are solved. Moreover, the limit when of the respective solutions is analyzed, recovering the solutions of the classical boundary-value problems when α = 1, and the fractional diffusion equation becomes the heat equation. D. Goos, G. Reyero, S. Roscani, and E. Santillan Marcus Copyright © 2015 D. Goos et al. All rights reserved. Propagation of Water Waves over Uneven Bottom under the Effect of Surface Tension Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:36:25 +0000 We establish existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Cauchy problem associated with a new one-dimensional weakly-nonlinear, weakly-dispersive system which arises as an asymptotical approximation of the full potential theory equations for modelling propagation of small amplitude water waves on the surface of a shallow channel with variable depth, taking into account the effect of surface tension. Furthermore, numerical schemes of spectral type are introduced for approximating the evolution in time of solutions of this system and its travelling wave solutions, in both the periodic and nonperiodic case. Juan Carlos Muñoz Grajales Copyright © 2015 Juan Carlos Muñoz Grajales. All rights reserved. On the Convergence of a Nonlinear Boundary-Value Problem in a Perforated Domain Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:26:08 +0000 We consider a family with respect to a small parameter of nonlinear boundary-value problems as well as the corresponding spectral problems in a domain perforated periodically along a part of the boundary. We prove the convergence of solution of the original problems to the solution of the respective homogenized problem in this domain. Yulia Koroleva Copyright © 2015 Yulia Koroleva. All rights reserved. Nonlinear Impulsive Differential Equations with Weighted Exponential or Ordinary Dichotomous Linear Part in a Banach Space Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:10:10 +0000 We consider nonlinear impulsive differential equations with ψ-exponential and ψ-ordinary dichotomous linear part in a Banach space. By the help of Banach’s fixed-point principle sufficient conditions are found for the existence of ψ-bounded solutions of these equations on and . Hristo Kiskinov and Andrey Zahariev Copyright © 2015 Hristo Kiskinov and Andrey Zahariev. All rights reserved. Mean-Square Asymptotically Almost Automorphic Solutions to Fractional Stochastic Relaxation Equations Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:58:13 +0000 Mild solutions generated by a -regularized family to fractional stochastic relaxation equations are studied. The main objective is to establish the existence and uniqueness of square-mean asymptotically almost automorphic mild solutions to linear and semilinear case of these equations. Under different hypotheses, some new theorems concerning the main objective are derived. Qiong Wu Copyright © 2015 Qiong Wu. All rights reserved. Numerical Solution of Riccati Equations by the Adomian and Asymptotic Decomposition Methods over Extended Domains Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:37:37 +0000 We combine the Adomian decomposition method (ADM) and Adomian’s asymptotic decomposition method (AADM) for solving Riccati equations. We investigate the approximate global solution by matching the near-field approximation derived from the Adomian decomposition method with the far-field approximation derived from Adomian’s asymptotic decomposition method for Riccati equations and in such cases when we do not find any region of overlap between the obtained approximate solutions by the two proposed methods, we connect the two approximations by the Padé approximant of the near-field approximation. We illustrate the efficiency of the technique for several specific examples of the Riccati equation for which the exact solution is known in advance. Jafar Biazar and Mohsen Didgar Copyright © 2015 Jafar Biazar and Mohsen Didgar. All rights reserved. Stability, Boundedness, and Existence of Periodic Solutions to Certain Third-Order Delay Differential Equations with Multiple Deviating Arguments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:12:42 +0000 The behaviour of solutions for certain third-order nonlinear differential equations with multiple deviating arguments is considered. By employing Lyapunov’s second method, a complete Lyapunov functional is constructed and used to establish sufficient conditions that guarantee existence of unique solutions that are periodic, uniformly asymptotically stable, and uniformly ultimately bounded. Obtained results not only are new but also include many outstanding results in the literature. Finally, the correctness and effectiveness of the results are justified with examples. A. T. Ademola, B. S. Ogundare, M. O. Ogundiran, and O. A. Adesina Copyright © 2015 A. T. Ademola et al. All rights reserved. Periodic Solutions of Some Polynomial Differential Systems in Dimension 3 via Averaging Theory Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:47:49 +0000 We provide sufficient conditions for the existence of periodic solutions of the polynomial third order differential system ,  ,  and  , where , , and are polynomials in the variables , , and of degree with being periodic functions, is a real number, and is a small parameter. Amar Makhlouf and Lilia Bousbiat Copyright © 2015 Amar Makhlouf and Lilia Bousbiat. All rights reserved. Dynamical Behavior of a System of Second-Order Nonlinear Difference Equations Thu, 10 Sep 2015 06:32:44 +0000 This paper is concerned with local stability, oscillatory character of positive solutions to the system of the two nonlinear difference equations , , where , , , and , . Hongmei Bao Copyright © 2015 Hongmei Bao. All rights reserved.