Complete entrainment of Kuramoto oscillators with inertia on networks via gradient-like flow

Young Pil Choi, Zhuchun Li, Seung Yeal Ha, Xiaoping Xue, Seok Bae Yun

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We study the asymptotic complete entrainment of Kuramoto oscillators with inertia on symmetric and connected network. We provide several sufficient conditions for the asymptotic complete entrainment in terms of initial phase-frequency configurations, strengths of inertia and coupling, and natural frequency distributions. For this purpose, we reinterpret the Kuramoto oscillators with inertia as a second-order gradient-like flow, and adopt analytical methods based on several Lyapunov functions to apply the convergence estimate studied by Haraux and Jendoubi [21]. Our approach does not require any spectral information of the graph associated with the given network structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2621
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Differential Equations
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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