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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 138912, 20 pages
Research Article

Robust Stability Criteria for Uncertain Neutral Systems with Interval Nondifferentiable Time-Varying Delay and Nonlinear Perturbations

W. Weera1,2 and P. Niamsup1,2

1Department of Mathematics, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
2Center of Excellence in Mathematics, CHE, Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Received 7 July 2011; Accepted 13 September 2011

Academic Editor: James Buchanan

Copyright © 2011 W. Weera and P. Niamsup. 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.


We study the robust stability criteria for uncertain neutral systems with interval time-varying delays and time-varying nonlinear perturbations simultaneously. The constraint on the derivative of the time-varying delay is not required, which allows the time-delay to be a fast time-varying function. Based on the Lyapunov-Krasovskii theory, we derive new delay-dependent stability conditions in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) which can be solved by various available algorithms. Numerical examples are given to demonstrate that the derived conditions are much less conservative than those given in the literature.