International Journal of Differential Equations http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2016 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. On Oscillatory and Asymptotic Behavior of a Second-Order Nonlinear Damped Neutral Differential Equation Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:25:02 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/3746368/ This paper discusses oscillatory and asymptotic properties of solutions of a class of second-order nonlinear damped neutral differential equations. Some new sufficient conditions for any solution of the equation to be oscillatory or to converge to zero are given. The results obtained extend and improve some of the related results reported in the literature. The results are illustrated with examples. Ercan Tunç and Said R. Grace Copyright © 2016 Ercan Tunç and Said R. Grace. All rights reserved. Estimates on the Lower Bound of the Eigenvalue of the Smallest Modulus Associated with a General Weighted Sturm-Liouville Problem Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:28:25 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/7396951/ We obtain a lower bound on the eigenvalue of smallest modulus associated with a Dirichlet problem in the general case of a regular Sturm-Liouville problem. The main motivation for this study is the result obtained by Mingarelli (1988). Mervis Kikonko and Angelo Bernado Mingarelli Copyright © 2016 Mervis Kikonko and Angelo Bernado Mingarelli. All rights reserved. Interval Oscillation Criteria for Forced Second-Order Nonlinear Delay Dynamic Equations with Damping and Oscillatory Potential on Time Scales Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:53:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/3298289/ We are concerned with the interval oscillation of general type of forced second-order nonlinear dynamic equation with oscillatory potential of the form , on a time scale . We will use a unified approach on time scales and employ the Riccati technique to establish some oscillation criteria for this type of equations. Our results are more general and extend the oscillation criteria of Erbe et al. (2010). Also our results unify the oscillation of the forced second-order nonlinear delay differential equation and the forced second-order nonlinear delay difference equation. Finally, we give some examples to illustrate our results. Hassan A. Agwa, Ahmed M. M. Khodier, and Heba A. Hassan Copyright © 2016 Hassan A. Agwa et al. All rights reserved. Semianalytic Solution of Space-Time Fractional Diffusion Equation Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:59:49 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/2371837/ We study the space-time fractional diffusion equation with spatial Riesz-Feller fractional derivative and Caputo fractional time derivative. The continuation of the solution of this fractional equation to the solution of the corresponding integer order equation is proved. The series solution of this problem is obtained via the optimal homotopy analysis method (OHAM). Numerical simulations are presented to validate the method and to show the effect of changing the fractional derivative parameters on the solution behavior. A. Elsaid, S. Shamseldeen, and S. Madkour Copyright © 2016 A. Elsaid et al. All rights reserved. A Comparison Principle for the Mean Curvature Flow Equation with Discontinuous Coefficients Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:17:44 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/3627896/ We study the level set equation in a bounded domain when the velocity of the interface is given by the mean curvature plus a discontinuous velocity. We prove a comparison principle for the initial-boundary value problem whose consequence is uniqueness of continuous solutions and well- posedness of the level set method. Cecilia De Zan and Pierpaolo Soravia Copyright © 2016 Cecilia De Zan and Pierpaolo Soravia. All rights reserved. Positive Stabilization of Linear Differential Algebraic Equation System Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:06:10 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/6346780/ We study in this paper the existence of a feedback for linear differential algebraic equation system such that the closed-loop system is positive and stable. A necessary and sufficient condition for such existence has been established. This result can be used to detect the existence of a state feedback law that makes the linear differential algebraic equation system in closed loop positive and stable. Muhafzan Copyright © 2016 Muhafzan. All rights reserved. Periodicity, Stability, and Boundedness of Solutions to Certain Second Order Delay Differential Equations Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:56:35 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/2843709/ The behaviour of solutions to certain second order nonlinear delay differential equations with variable deviating arguments is discussed. The main procedure lies in the properties of a complete Lyapunov functional which is used to obtain suitable criteria to guarantee existence of unique solutions that are periodic, uniformly asymptotically stable, and uniformly ultimately bounded. Obtained results are new and also complement related ones that have appeared in the literature. Moreover, examples are given to illustrate the feasibility and correctness of the main results. A. T. Ademola, B. S. Ogundare, M. O. Ogundiran, and O. A. Adesina Copyright © 2016 A. T. Ademola et al. All rights reserved. On Some Existence and Uniqueness Results for a Class of Equations of Order on Arbitrary Time Scales Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:43:33 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/7327319/ This paper investigates the existence and uniqueness of solution for a class of nonlinear fractional differential equations of fractional order in arbitrary time scales. The results are established using extensions of Krasnoselskii-Krein, Rogers, and Kooi conditions. Abdourazek Souahi, Assia Guezane-Lakoud, and Rabah Khaldi Copyright © 2016 Abdourazek Souahi et al. All rights reserved. Boundary Layers and Shock Profiles for the Broadwell Model Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:50:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/5801728/ We consider the existence of nonlinear boundary layers and the typically nonlinear problem of existence of shock profiles for the Broadwell model, which is a simplified discrete velocity model for the Boltzmann equation. We find explicit expressions for the nonlinear boundary layers and the shock profiles. In spite of the few velocities used for the Broadwell model, the solutions are (at least partly) in qualitatively good agreement with the results for the discrete Boltzmann equation, that is the general discrete velocity model, and the full Boltzmann equation. Niclas Bernhoff Copyright © 2016 Niclas Bernhoff. All rights reserved. Improving Results on Solvability of a Class of th-Order Linear Boundary Value Problems Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:29:02 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/3750530/ This paper presents a modification of a recursive method described in a previous paper of the authors, which yields necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of solutions of a class of th-order linear boundary value problems, in the form of integral inequalities. Such a modification simplifies the assessment of the conditions on restricting the inequality to be verified to a single point instead of the full interval where the boundary value problem is defined. The paper also provides an error bound that needs to be considered in the integral inequalities of the previous paper when they are calculated numerically. Pedro Almenar and Lucas Jódar Copyright © 2016 Pedro Almenar and Lucas Jódar. All rights reserved. Existence of Optimal Control for a Nonlinear-Viscous Fluid Model Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:26:53 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/9428128/ We consider the optimal control problem for a mathematical model describing steady flows of a nonlinear-viscous incompressible fluid in a bounded three-dimensional (or a two-dimensional) domain with impermeable solid walls. The control parameter is the surface force at a given part of the flow domain boundary. For a given bounded set of admissible controls, we construct generalized (weak) solutions that minimize a given cost functional. Evgenii S. Baranovskii and Mikhail A. Artemov Copyright © 2016 Evgenii S. Baranovskii and Mikhail A. Artemov. All rights reserved. Existence of the Solution for System of Coupled Hybrid Differential Equations with Fractional Order and Nonlocal Conditions Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/4726526/ This paper is motivated by some papers treating the fractional hybrid differential equations with nonlocal conditions and the system of coupled hybrid fractional differential equations; an existence theorem for fractional hybrid differential equations involving Caputo differential operators of order is proved under mixed Lipschitz and Carathéodory conditions. The existence and uniqueness result is elaborated for the system of coupled hybrid fractional differential equations. Khalid Hilal and Ahmed Kajouni Copyright © 2016 Khalid Hilal and Ahmed Kajouni. All rights reserved. Exact Solutions Superimposed with Nonlinear Plane Waves Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:07:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/1846341/ The flow of fluid in atmosphere and ocean is governed by rotating stratified Boussinesq equations. Through the literature, we found that many researchers are trying to find the solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations. In this paper, we have obtained special exact solutions and nonlinear plane waves. Finally, we provide exact solutions to rotating stratified Boussinesq equations with large scale motion superimposed with the nonlinear plane waves. In support of our investigations, we provided two examples: one described the special exact solution and in second example, we have determined the special exact solution superimposed with nonlinear plane wave. Also, we depicted some integral curves that represent the flow of an incompressible fluid particle on the plane as the particular case. B. S. Desale and Vivek Sharma Copyright © 2016 B. S. Desale and Vivek Sharma. All rights reserved. Static Consensus in Passifiable Linear Networks Wed, 18 May 2016 07:39:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/9192127/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/8150497/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/6906049/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/4063740/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/7246027/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/5915768/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2016/1683759/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/485860/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/641481/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/238261/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/954836/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/567209/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/347864/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/919608/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/407930/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/468918/ 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 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijde/2015/690519/ 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.