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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2015, Article ID 381078, 12 pages
Research Article

Semiglobal Finite-Time Synchronization of Complex Dynamical Networks via Periodically Intermittent Control

College of Science, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, Hubei 443002, China

Received 7 October 2014; Accepted 21 April 2015

Academic Editor: Agacik Zafer

Copyright © 2015 Yihan Fan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper studies the finite-time synchronization problem for a class of complex dynamical networks by means of periodically intermittent control. Based on some analysis techniques and finite-time stability theory, some novel and effective finite-time synchronization criteria are given in terms of a set of linear matrix inequalities. Particularly, the previous synchronization problem by using periodically intermittent control has been extended in this paper. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to verify the theoretical results.