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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015, Article ID 984323, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/984323
Research Article

The Applications of Algebraic Methods on Stable Analysis for General Differential Dynamical Systems with Multidelays

1Department of Mathematics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
2Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 13 January 2015; Revised 31 March 2015; Accepted 3 April 2015

Academic Editor: Peng Shi

Copyright © 2015 Jian Ma and Baodong Zheng. 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.

Abstract

The distribution of purely imaginary eigenvalues and stabilities of generally singular or neutral differential dynamical systems with multidelays are discussed. Choosing delays as parameters, firstly with commensurate case, we find new algebraic criteria to determine the distribution of purely imaginary eigenvalues by using matrix pencil, linear operator, matrix polynomial eigenvalues problem, and the Kronecker product. Additionally, we get practical checkable conditions to verdict the asymptotic stability and Hopf bifurcation of differential dynamical systems. At last, with more general case, the incommensurate, we mainly study critical delays when the system appears purely imaginary eigenvalue.

1. Introduction

Functional differential systems with multiple delays are important mathematic models to describe all kinds of natural and society phenomena. So it is used in many fields, such as lossless transmission lines, partial element equivalent circuits in electrical engineering, combustion systems, and controlled constrained manipulators in mechanical engineering. The asymptotic stabilization of differential systems with multiple delays is an important property in many applications. In the past decades, many results have been derived. The bifurcations and the stability analysis of functional differential systems with delays especially have received much attention by researchers and many excellent results have been obtained; see [17]. The asymptotic stability of differential systems with multiple delays can be established from the rightmost part of the spectrum. In the previous paper [8], we discussed a singular neutral linear differential system with a single delay. We now consider more general classes of differential system with multiple delays, that is, the general neutral linear differential system with multiple delays: where coefficient matrix , .    is a time variant. denote the delayed parameter, which are ordered increasingly; that is, .    is a state variant, which is given by continuous functions on the initial interval ; that is,

Notice that (1) is quite general, which contains many subclasses. For example, when the leading matrix satisfies Rank , the system is called a singular neutral delayed differential system, which is also called a delayed differential-algebraic system. Besides, when Rank , a special subclass of (1) is written as which is a nonsingular neutral delayed differential system. For (1) especially, if coefficient matrix   , we have the singular retarded differential system At last, if Rank , we have the nonsingular retarded delay-differential system

For (4) and (5), dynamic behaviors have been well studied by many researchers, and the theory of stability has been well known and discussed for decades in a wide range of literature; see [915]. But for linear neutral delayed system (4) or (5), the necessary and sufficient stability conditions are scarce and less efficient than their counterparts for retarded systems (1) and (3). Besides, for the derived results, mainly researched methods can be divided into two cases, analytic methods and numerical methods. The analytic methods contain -functional methods, Laplace transformation, central manifolds, normal forms, and so on. The numerical methods mainly contain linear multistep methods, Runge-Kutta methods, Newton methods, -methods, and so on. Those methods are main keys to solve problems of stability on functional differential equations with delays all the time. By the development of delayed systems, many new methods appeared. In all of them, algebraic methods gradually grow up and have become a new and effective tool. For research on more complex systems especially, such as -dimensional systems, algebraic methods are important tools to simplify the forms of time-delay systems. Certainly some results have been derived, yet there are more different time-delay systems waiting for study.

In this paper, we mainly discuss neutral delayed differential systems by algebraic methods. The main work is aimed at developing more efficient stability tests for neutral delay-differential systems. Compared to the retarded case, the neutral case induces complications. It is well known that for the retarded differential systems, number of eigenvalues in the right half plane is always finite. But for neutral differential systems, there exist some characteristic chains, when imaginary parts tend to infinity, real parts may have finite limit. That is to say, for some given characteristic chains ,

In addition, spectrum of neutral differential systems may be sensitive to delay parameter changes, which exhibits some discontinuity. Even though each eigenvalue path is continuous, an infinitesimal change on delays may also cause the stability of system shifting. This discontinuity is closly related to the essential spectrum of system (1), that is, the spectrum of difference equation So the stable analysis on neutral differential systems often exhibits more complicated. In this paper, we will find criteria to find delays margin, in which the neutral system (1) or (3) is asymptotically stable or unstable.

The main contents in the following sections can be summarized as follows. In Section 2, we will introduce stable notions and present a number of preliminary facts. In Section 3, we will discuss the special case that delayed parameters are commensurate. By algebraic methods, such as matrix pencil, linear operators, and Kronecker product, delayed margin and stability of the neutral linear differential system (1) are derived. In Section 4, we will research the general case, that is, the neutral linear differential system with incommensurate delays. For both types of above systems, we derive the criteria of stability and the distribution of eigenvalues or generalized eigenvalues of constant matrix pencil. At last, this paper concludes in Section 5.

2. Preliminary

In this section, we begin with the description of main notation. Generally, let denote the set of real numbers, the set of complex numbers, and the set of nonnegative real numbers. Besides, we denote the open left half plane of the complex by , the imaginary axis by , and the open circle by . From [8], we know that the solvability of system (1) is determined by the regularity of matrix pencil , which is regular if is not identically singular for any complex . Meantime, the zero of equation is called the general eigenvalue of matrix pencil . So in this paper, we suppose that the matrix pencil is always regular. In addition, the characteristic equation of system (1) is where The spectrum of system (1) is denoted by For the difference equation (7), its characteristic equation is The spectrum of (7) is denoted by which is also called the essential spectrum of system (1).

From the introduction, we know that neutral differential systems have many unpleasant properties, which have been specifically presented in [16, 17]. Firstly, the real part of spectrum can have finite clustering points. Even the origin can be a clustering point. In fact, clustering points are contained in the closure of : So the real part of the spectrum is not always continuously related to parameter delays. This discontinuity is clearly related to the neutral part of system (1). Certainly, for system (1), unlike retarded differential systems, it is not sufficient for stability that the spectrum is absolutely contained in the open left half plane of the complex plane. Fortunately, there is theory available in the literature which gives sufficient conditions for these pessimistic properties. By [6], we have derived that system (1) is asymptotically stable when where is an eigenvalue and is a real number. The necessary condition on the stability of system (1) especially is that the difference equation (7) of neutral part of system (1) is stable, that is, the spectrum radius . From [8], we all know that condition can be improved to if the neutral part of system (1) is stable. That is to say, the critical condition for stability switch of system (1) is that the rightmost eigenvalue goes from the left half plane of the complex plane into the right half plane by passing the imaginary axis. So appearance of imaginary eigenvalues is a critical condition. In the following we will compute critical value of delayed parameters such that the stability switch occurs.

Next we will discuss the stability of system (1) by two sections. In Section 3, the delays are commensurate, in which phenomena appeared in many natural species. In Section 4, the delays are incommensurate. These dynamics have not been well understood yet. By algebraic methods, we can demonstrate the dynamical property more compactly and intuitionally.

3. The Commensurate Case

In this section, we will consider the neutral differential system with commensurate delays where matrix , . When Rank , system (15) is singular. When Rank , it can be rewritten as which is nonsingular. For system (15) and (16), some scholars have widely researched the delay-independent or delay-dependent stability and asymptotic stability by analytic methods or numerical methods. Because of the complex nature of singular differential systems with delays, research is very difficult by using the analytical treatment. So few studies on stability and bifurcations have been conducted so far. For the singular neutral differential system (15) especially, there are hardly flexible and efficient verdicts. In the following, we will find algebraic criteria of the distribution of imaginary eigenvalues and stability for system (15).

3.1. Criteria for Determining Imaginary Eigenvalues

Firstly, an ordinary differential equation is considered, which motivates future research. Consider matrix equation as follows: where , , , , , , , , . Let denote a vector space, , denote operators on , Then system (17) can be rewritten as Supposing is a matrix solution of system (17), we have where . For , , denote operators on , We have ; that is, By the property of Kronecker product, we have So

Theorem 1. Any imaginary eigenvalue of system (15) is one of roots of (25).

Proof. The characteristic equation of system (15) is where . Suppose ; by conjugating and transforming we have By (26) and (27), By simplistically computing, So By above operator, the result can be derived.

From [18], (25) is a polynomial eigenvalue problem. By linearization, we have the following lemma.

Lemma 2. All of of the characteristic equation of system (15) are general eigenvalues of the matrix pencil , where

Proof. By (25) and property of Kronecker product, we have which is a polynomial equation with degrees about variant , that is Let We can get which can be written asBy the companion form, the linearization of (25) is So is the general eigenvalue of matrix pencil .

3.2. Criteria for the Asymptotic Stability

Stability of delay-differential equations has been widely researched [1921]. We all know that the Lyapunov-Kraeovskii functional approach is an important analytic method to discuss delay-independent stability. Results for singular neutral differential systems are still very few, especially by algebraic methods. Next we first research the delay-independent stability of system (15).

Theorem 3. If coefficient matrices of system (15) satisfy the following, (1)for matrix pencil , ,(2),then the stability of system (15) is delay-independent; that is, system (15) is asymptotically stable for all .

Proof. See [2].

Besides, it is well known that if the neutral part of system (15) is stable, then system (15) is also stable when all eigenvalues pose in the half plane of the complex plane. For the difference equation: The characteristic equation is

Lemma 4. Variant is contained in the spectrum of matrix pencil , where

Proof. Comparing with Lemma 2, Let we can get .

Apparently, the difference equation is stable when spectrum radius . If this condition is satisfied, then system (15) is asymptotically stable when all eigenvalues have negative real part. So we have the following result.

Theorem 5. Suppose system (15) is stable at and . (1)If system (15) satisfies one of the following conditions,(a),(b), for , ,(c), , ,then system (15) is asymptotically stable for .(2)Otherwise, if , there is , , . Let , which satisfies . Then there exists System (15) is asymptotically stable at and unstable when and bifurcates at .

4. The Incommensurate Case

For the general case, system (1) can be rewritten aswhere . For the simplicity, the characteristic equation can also be rewritten aswhere

Apparently, the stability of system (44) is similar to system (15). Firstly, for the delay-independent stability, we have the same conclusion.

Theorem 6. If(1),(2),then the stability of system (44) is delay-independent; that is, system (44) is asymptotically stable for delay parameters .

Proof . See Theorem 3.

Next, we will focus on delay-dependent stability conditions. For delay parameters , let denote the real part of the rightmost eigenvalue or the corresponding supremum. Unlike retarded delay-differential systems, system (44) is asymptotically stable if the real part of the spectrum lies in the left half plane of complex plane and is bounded away from a negative number; that is,The associated difference equation isAs we all know if system (48) is strongly exponentially stable and the origin is not a clustering point of real part of spectrum, the spectral abscissa (the real part of eigenvalues) of system (44) will be continuous on delay parameters . Under above condition, system (44) is asymptotically stable whenWhen , the system (44) is unstable. So the stability of system (44) could shift when . The root of is called critical delays. In the following, we will find algebraic criteria for the critical delays.

First, assuming that system (44) is hyperbolic (the spectrum has no zero eigenvalue) and zero is not a clustering point of the real part of spectrum. Let be the purely imaginary eigenvalue and be the corresponding eigenvector. Meantime, let denote free parameters () and . For the characteristic equation (45), we havewhere , . ThenBy conjugating and transforming, we haveMultiplying with ,That isSoExpanding (55)By Kronecker property, we haveLetso we have

Lemma 7. All of of the characteristic equation of system (44) are general eigenvalues of matrix pencil , where

Proof. The proof is similar to Lemma 2.

Theorem 8. Assuming that system (44) is hyperbolic and zero is not root of , then critical delays satisfy where is general eigenvalue of matrix pencil , is the purely imaginary eigenvalue, , and is the corresponding eigenvector.

Proof. For the characteristic equation of system (44) By multiplying with Apparently, , so By , we have For (55), define Then That is, Because we haveWe have So So we get that . Next, by , , we can get From above conclusion, we find critical delays of the general neutral delay-differential equation with multiple delays. By stable theory, we can also discuss the stability of system (44).

5. Conclusion

In this paper, we consider singular neutral differential systems with multiple delays. By applying algebraic method, such as the matrix pencil spectrum, general eigenvalues, Kronecker product, and linear operators, we discussed eigenvalues and stability of delay-differential systems (1). For the commensurate case, we expatiate the distribution of purely imaginary eigenvalue, the delay-independent, or delay-dependent stability. For the incommensurate case, we also get the critical delays in which stability changed. Certainly, applying algebraic methods to analyze dynamical properties of singular neutral differential systems with delays is a new and immature field, so we believe that algebraic methods used to research the stability of dynamical systems would be more interest in the future.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundations of China (11426058) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2572015CB25).

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