The main aim of this paper is to study the global existence of solutions of initial value problems for nonlinear fractional differential equations(FDEs) on the half-axis, which is fundamental in the basic theory of FDEs and important in stability analysis of this kind of equations. In this paper, we are concerned with the nonlinear FDE D0+αx(t)=f(t,x),t∈(0,+∞), 0<α≤1, where D0+α is the standard RiemannLiouville fractional derivative, subject to the initial value condition limt→0 +t1-αx(t)=u0. By constructing a special Banach space and employing fixed-point theorems, some sufficient conditions are obtained to guarantee the global existence of solutions on the interval [0,+∞). Moreover, in the case α=1, existence results of solutions of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations on the half-axis are also obtained. An interesting example is also included.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications|
|State||Published - Dec 2011|
- Fractional differential equation
- Global existence
- Initial value problem