Numerical Solution of Piecewise Constant Delay Systems Based on a Hybrid Framework

H. R. Marzban, S. Hajiabdolrahmani
2016 International Journal of Differential Equations  
An efficient numerical scheme for solving delay differential equations with a piecewise constant delay function is developed in this paper. The proposed approach is based on a hybrid of block-pulse functions and Taylor's polynomials. The operational matrix of delay corresponding to the proposed hybrid functions is introduced. The sparsity of this matrix significantly reduces the computation time and memory requirement. The operational matrices of integration, delay, and product are employed to
more » ... ct are employed to transform the problem under consideration into a system of algebraic equations. It is shown that the developed approach is also applicable to a special class of nonlinear piecewise constant delay differential equations. Several numerical experiments are examined to verify the validity and applicability of the presented technique.
doi:10.1155/2016/9754906 fatcat:nl62fwmjljd5neoyf2lb3mi57u