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Publications [#198933] of Brian P. Mann

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  1. Khasawneh, Firas A. and Mann, Brian P., Stability of delay integro-differential equations using a spectral element method, MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING, vol. 54 no. 9-10 (November, 2011), pp. 2493-2503, ISSN 0895-7177 [doi]
    (last updated on 2011/12/09)

    This paper describes a spectral element approach for studying the stability of delay integro-differential equations (DIDEs). In contrast to delay differential equations (DDEs) with discrete delays that act point-wise, the delays in DIDEs are distributed over a period of time through an integral term. Although both types of delays lead to an infinite dimensional state-space, the analysis of DDEs with distributed delays is far more involved. Nevertheless, the approach that we describe here is applicable to both autonomous and non-autonomous DIDEs with smooth bounded kernel functions. We also describe the stability analysis of DIDEs with special kernels (gamma-type kernel functions) via converting the DIDE into a higher order DDE with only discrete delays. This case of DIDEs is of practical importance, e.g., in modeling wheel shimmy phenomenon. A set of case studies are then provided to show the effectiveness of the proposed approach. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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