 Research Article
 Open Access
 Published:
Existence of Solutions to Fractional Mixed Integrodifferential Equations with Nonlocal Initial Condition
Advances in Difference Equations volume 2011, Article number: 690653 (2011)
Abstract
We study the existence and uniqueness theorem for the nonlinear fractional mixed VolterraFredholm integrodifferential equation with nonlocal initial condition , where , , and is a given function. We point out that such a kind of initial conditions or nonlocal restrictions could play an interesting role in the applications of the mentioned model. The results obtainded are applied to an example.
1. Introduction
Recently it have been proved that the differential models involving nonlocal derivatives of fractional order arise in many engineering and scientific disciplines as the mathematical modeling of systems and processes in many fields, for instance, physics, chemistry, aerodynamics, electrodynamics of complex medium, polymer rheology, and so forth (see [1–6]). In fact, such models can be considered as an efficient alternative to the classical nonlinear differential models to simulate many complex processes (see [7]). For instance, fractional differential equations are an excellent tool to describe hereditary properties of viscoelastic materials and, in general, to simulate the dynamics of many processes on anomalous media. Theory of fractional differential equations has been extensively studied by several authors as Delbosco and Rodino [8], Kilbas et al. [6], Lakshmikantham et al. [9–11], and also see [2, 12–16].
Recently Mophou and N'Guérékata [17], studied the Cauchy problem with nonlocal conditions
in general Banach space with , and is the infinitesimal generator of a semigroup of bounded linear operators. By means of the Krasnoselskii's Theorem, existence of solutions was also obtained.
Subsequently several authors have investigated the problem for different types of nonlinear differential equations and integrodifferential equations including functional differential equations in Banach spaces.
Very recently N'Guérékata [2, 18] discussed the existence of solutions of fractional abstract differential equations with nonlocal initial condition. The nonlocal Cauchy problem is discussed by authors in [15] using the fixedpoint concepts. Tidke [19] studied the nonfractional mixed VolterraFredholm integrodifferential equations with nonlocal conditions using LeraySchauder Theorem.
Motivated by the above mentioned works in this manuscript we discuss the existence and the uniqueness of the solution for the following fractional integrodifferential equation with nonlocal integral initial condition in Banach Space:
where , , , , is a continuous function on with values in the Banach space and , and , , and are continuous valued functions. Here , and . The operator denotes the Caputo fractional derivative of order .
For the sake of the shortness let
The paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, some definitions, lemmas and preliminary results are introduced to be used in the sequel. Section 3 will involve the assumptions, main results and proofs of existence problem of (1.2), together with a nonlocal initial condition. Finally an example is presented.
2. Preliminaries
Let be a real Banach space and the zero element of . Let be the Banach space of measurable functions which are Lebesgue integrable, equipped with the norm . We will use the following notation and. A function is called a solution of (1.2) if it satisfies (1.2).
Definition 2.1.
A real function is said to be in the space if there exists a real number , such that , where , while is said to be in the space if and only if .
Definition 2.2.
The fractional (arbitrary) order RiemannLiouville integral (on the right and on the left) of the function of order is defined by
where is the Gamma function of Euler.
When , we write , where for , for , and represents the Convolution of Laplace. Then, it is well known that as , where is the Delta function.
Definition 2.3.
The RiemannLiouville fractional integral operator of order , of a function is defined as
Definition 2.4.
The Caputo's derivative of fractional order for a suitable function is defined by
where denotes the integer part of real number .
It is obvious that the Caputo's derivative of a constant is equal to 0.
Lemma 2.5.
Let and . Then
Lemma 2.6.
If for , and if satisfies for and , then
Proof.
A direct computation shows
Theorem 2.7 (Krasnoselkii).
Let be a Banach space, let be a bounded closed convex subset of and let , be maps of into such that for every pair . If A is completely continuous and B is a contraction then the equation has a solution on S.
3. Main Results
We assume the following.

(A1)
If and a nonnegative, bounded , there exist , for such that
(3.1) 
(A2)
There exist positive constants , , and such that
(3.2) 
for
all , , and .

(A3)
There exist positive constants , , and such that
(3.3) 
for
all , , and .

(A4)
There exist positive constants , , and such that
(3.4) 
for
all , , and .

(A5)
is such that .
Firstly, we obtain the following lemmas to prove the main results on the existence of solutions to (1.2).
Lemma 3.1.
If (A1) holds with , then the problem (1.2) is equivalent to the following equation:
Proof.
By Lemma 2.5 and (1.2), we have
Therefore,
So,
and then
Conversely, if is a solution of (3.5), then for every , according to Definition 2.4 we have
It is obvious that . This completes the proof.
Lemma 3.2.
If (A3) and (A4) are satisfied, , are defined in (A), then the conditions
are satisfied for any , and .
Proof.
By (A3), we have
On the other hand,
Similarly, for the other conditions, we use assumption (A4), to get
Theorem 3.3.
If (A1)–(A5) are satisfied, then the fractional integrodifferential equation (1.2) has a unique solution continuous in .
Proof.
We use the Banach contraction principle to prove the existence and uniqueness of the solution to (1.2). Let , where and define the operator on the Banach space by
Firstly, we show that the operator maps into itself. By using (A1) and triangle inequality, we have
Now, if (A2) is satisfied, then
Using Lemma 3.2 and (A3), we have
if , we have
Thus . Next, we prove that is a contraction mapping. For this, let . Applying (A2), we have
then using (A3), (A4) and Lemma 3.2, one gets
where = depends on the parameter of the problem. Therefore has a unique fixedpoint , which is a solution of (3.5), and hence is a solution of (1.2).
Theorem 3.4.
Assume (A1)–(A4) holds. If , then (1.2) has at least one solution on .
Proof.
Choose and consider . Now define on the operators by
Let us observe that if then . Indeed it is easy to check the inequality
We can easily show that that is a contraction mapping. Let . Then
where depends only on the parameter of the problem and hence is contraction. Since is continuous, then is continuous in view of (A1). Let us now note that is uniformly bounded on . This follows from the inequality
Now let us prove that is equicontinuous.
Let and . Using the fact that is bounded on the compact set (thus , we will get
which does not depend on . So is relatively compact. By the ArzelaAscoli Theorem, is compact. We now conclude the result of the theorem based on the Krasnoselkii's theorem above.
4. Example
Consider the following fractional integrodifferential equation:
where . Take . Set , , , . Then it is clear that
So, (A1) is satisfied. Let and . Then we have
Hence the conditions (A1)–(A4) hold with , , , . Choose and . Indeed
Further (A5) is satisfied by a suitable choice of . Then by Lemma 3.2 the problem (1.2) has a unique solution on [0,1].
References
Caputo M: Linear models of dissipation whose q is almost frequently independent, part II. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1967, 13: 529539.
N'Guérékata GM: A Cauchy problem for some fractional abstract differential equation with non local conditions. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 2009,70(5):18731876. 10.1016/j.na.2008.02.087
He JH: Some applications of nonlinear fractional differential equations and their approximation. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 1999,15(2):8690.
He JH: Approximate analytical solution for seepage flow with fractional derivatives in porous media. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 1998,167(12):5768. 10.1016/S00457825(98)00108X
Hilfer R (Ed): Applications of Fractional Calculus in Physics. World Scientific, River Edge, NJ, USA; 2000:viii+463.
Kilbas AA, Srivastava HM, Trujillo JJ: Theory and Applications of Fractional Differential Equations. Volume 204. NorthHolland Mathematics Studies; 2006.
Bonilla B, Rivero M, RodríguezGermá L, Trujillo JJ: Fractional differential equations as alternative models to nonlinear differential equations. Applied Mathematics and Computation 2007,187(1):7988. 10.1016/j.amc.2006.08.105
Delbosco D, Rodino L: Existence and uniqueness for a nonlinear fractional differential equation. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 1996,204(2):609625. 10.1006/jmaa.1996.0456
Lakshmikantham V: Theory of fractional functional differential equations. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 2008,69(10):33373343. 10.1016/j.na.2007.09.025
Lakshmikantham V, Devi JV: Theory of fractional differential equations in a Banach space. European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 2008,1(1):3845.
Lakshmikantham V, Vatsala AS: Basic theory of fractional differential equations. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 2008,69(8):26772682. 10.1016/j.na.2007.08.042
Ahmad B, Nieto JJ: Existence results for nonlinear boundary value problems of fractional integrodifferential equations with integral boundary conditions. Boundary Value Problems 2009, 2009:11.
Agarwal RP, Lakshmikantham V, Nieto JJ: On the concept of solution for fractional differential equations with uncertainty. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 2010,72(6):28592862. 10.1016/j.na.2009.11.029
Anguraj A, Karthikeyan P, N'Guérékata GM: Nonlocal Cauchy problem for some fractional abstract integrodifferential equations in Banach space. Communications in Mathematical Analysis 2009,55(6):16.
Balachandran K, Park JY: Nonlocal Cauchy problem for abstract fractional semilinear evolution equations. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 2009,71(10):44714475. 10.1016/j.na.2009.03.005
Byszewski L: Theorems about the existence and uniqueness of solutions of a semilinear evolution nonlocal Cauchy problem. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 1991,162(2):494505. 10.1016/0022247X(91)90164U
Mophou GM, N'Guérékata GM: Existence of the mild solution for some fractional differential equations with nonlocal conditions. Semigroup Forum 2009,79(2):315322. 10.1007/s002330089117x
N'Guérékata GM: Existence and uniqueness of an integral solution to some Cauchy problem with nonlocal conditions. In Differential & Difference Equations and Applications. Hindawi, New York, NY, USA; 2006:843849.
Tidke HL: Existence of global solutions to nonlinear mixed VolterraFredholm integrodifferential equations with nonlocal conditions. Electronic Journal of Differential Equations 2009,2009(55):7.
Acknowledgment
This paper has been partially supported by MICINN (project MTM201016499) to which the authors are very thankful.
Author information
Authors and Affiliations
Corresponding author
Rights and permissions
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
About this article
Cite this article
Anguraj, A., Karthikeyan, P. & Trujillo, J.J. Existence of Solutions to Fractional Mixed Integrodifferential Equations with Nonlocal Initial Condition. Adv Differ Equ 2011, 690653 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/690653
Received:
Accepted:
Published:
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/690653
Keywords
 Banach Space
 Fractional Order
 Fractional Differential Equation
 Functional Differential Equation
 Integrodifferential Equation