A Delay Fractioning Approach to Global Synchronization of Delayed Complex Networks with Neutral-Type Coupling

  • Hongli Wu
  • Ya-peng Zhao
  • Huan-huan Mai
  • Zheng-xia Wang
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 254)


The global issues of synchronization of complex networks with neutral-type coupling are investigated in this chapter, which is not adequately considered in existing literatures. Based on these new complex models, we derive asymptotical and exponential criterions via delay fraction approach. Numerical examples are then given to illustrate the effectiveness of our scheme and to compare with the recent proposals. We also make (some) attempts to explore the relationship between delay fraction numbers and the conservatism of our criterions.


Synchronization Complex networks Neutral-type coupling Delay fractioning 



Thanks to the support by National Natural Science Foundation (61363032). And this work is supported by International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (2012DFA1127); Hainan International Cooperation Key Project(GJXM201105).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongli Wu
    • 1
  • Ya-peng Zhao
    • 2
  • Huan-huan Mai
    • 3
  • Zheng-xia Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Information and TechnologyHainan Normal UniversityHaikouChina
  2. 2.Institute of Intelligent Manufacturing and ControlWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Computer ScienceChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  4. 4.Department of Information and Computing ScienceChongqing Jiaotong UniversityChongqingChina

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