R. Villafuerte , B. Saldivar and S. Mondié, ?Practical stability and stabilization ofa class of nonlinear neutral type time delay systems with multiple delays: BMI'sapproaches?, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Vol. 11,N. 5, pp.859-867, 2013, (ISSN 1598-6446).
In this paper, the practical stability and stabilization of a class of nonlinear neutral type time delay systems with multiple delays and bounded perturbations is discussed. Sufficient conditions based on Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals are derived. They are formulated in terms of the feasibility of a set of Bilinear Matrix Inequalities (BMI?s). A practical exponential estimate of the system response is also obtained. This approach is shown to be useful in the solution of an engineering problem: the elimination of the stick-slip phenomenon in the drilling process.