Piecewise linear Lyapunov function for the stability of multiclass priority fluid networks

Hong Chen, Hengqing Ye

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In this paper, a class of piecewise linear Lyapunov functions is used to obtain the sufficient conditions for the stability of multiclass fluid networks under priority service disciplines. This extends and generalizes the existing work that is based on a linear Lyapunov function, and also complements the existing work that uses the piecewise linear Lyapunov function approach to study the global stability of multiclass queueing networks. A three-station network example is used to illustrate the quality of this sufficient condition. Both theoretical and experimental results indicate that the piecewise linear Lyapunov function approach yields better and effective sufficient conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-575
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluid approximation
  • Multiclass queueing network
  • Priority service discipline
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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