Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 1393–1403 | Cite as

Adaptive finite-time synchronization of a class of pinned and adjustable complex networks

  • Xiao-Zheng Jin
  • Yi-Gang He
  • Dan Wang
Original Paper


This paper is concerned with the finite-time asymptotic synchronization problem of a class of dynamical complex networks with adjustable couplings. Pinning controllers are developed to guarantee that synchronization errors of pinned nodes converge to zero within finite-time. The effects of couplings in networks are further studied, and adaptive schemes for adjusting coupled strength are provided to ensure the finite-time synchronization of unpinned nodes. Through the Lyapunov function and adaptive schemes, some results indicating that control strategies and coupling adjustment laws can guarantee the asymptotic synchronization of pinned and unpinned nodes within finite-time respectively, are obtained. Simulation results are given to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Dynamical complex networks Finite-time synchronization Adaptive coupling adjustment Pinning control 



This work was supported in part by the Funds of National Science of China (Grant Nos. 61273155, 61473195, 61203152, 51577046), the National Natural Science Funds of China for Distinguished Young Scholar (Grant No. 50925727), the Key Grant Project of Chinese Ministry of Education (Grant No. 313018), and the Anhui Provincial Science and Technology Foundation of China (Grant No. 1301022036).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and AutomationHeFei University of TechnologyHeFeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Manufacturing Industrial Integrated AutomationShenyang UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China

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