Dependence of solutions of nonsmooth differential-algebraic equations on parameters

TitleDependence of solutions of nonsmooth differential-algebraic equations on parameters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsStechlinski PG, Barton PI
JournalJournal of Differential Equations

The well-posedness of nonsmooth differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) is investigated. More specifically, semi-explicit DAEs with Carathéodory-style assumptions on the differential right-hand side functions and local Lipschitz continuity assumptions on the algebraic equations. The DAEs are classified as having differential index one in a generalized sense; solution regularity is formulated in terms of projections of generalized (Clarke) Jacobians. Existence of solutions is derived under consistency and regularity of the initial data. Uniqueness of a solution is guaranteed under analogous Carathéodory ordinary-differential equation uniqueness assumptions. The continuation of solutions is established and sufficient conditions for continuous and Lipschitzian parametric dependence of solutions are also provided. To accomplish these results, a theoretical tool for analyzing nonsmooth DAEs is provided in the form of an extended nonsmooth implicit function theorem. The findings here are a natural extension of classical results and lay the foundation for further theoretical and computational analyses of nonsmooth DAEs.