July 15, 2024
Khodakaram Salimifard

Khodakaram Salimifard

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Address: Industrial Management Department, Business & Economics School, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169
Degree: Ph.D in Operations Research
Phone: 07731222118
Faculty: School of Business and Economics


Title Predicting the Dynamical Behavior of COVID-19 Epidemic and the Effect of Control Strategies
Type Article
COVD-19 Pandemic SEIRS model Prediction Dynamical Behavior Vaccination
Journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals: X
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2021.110823
Researchers Mohammad Qaleh Shakhany (First researcher) , Khodakaram Salimifard (Second researcher)


This paper uses transformed subsystem of ordinary differential equation seirs model, with vital dynamics of birth and death rates, and temporary immunity (of infectious individuals or vaccinated susceptible) to evaluate the disease-free DFEX ̅_DFE, and endemic EEX ̅_EE equilibrium points, using the Jacobian matrix eigenvalues λ_i of both disease-free equilibrium X ̅_DFE, and endemic equilibrium X ̅_EE for COVID-19 infectious disease to show S, E, I, and R ratios to the population in time-series. In order to obtain the disease-free equilibrium point, globally asymptotically stable (R_0≤1), the effect of control strategies has been added to the model (in order to decrease transmission rate β, and reinforce susceptible to recovered flow), to determine how much they are effective, in a mass immunization program. The effect of transmission rates β (from S to E) and α (from R to S) varies, and when vaccination effect ρ, is added to the model, disease-free equilibrium X ̅_DFE is globally asymptotically stable, and the endemic equilibrium point X ̅_EE, is locally unstable. The initial conditions for the decrease in transmission rates of β and α, reached the corresponding disease-free equilibrium X ̅_DFE locally unstable, and globally asymptotically stable for endemic equilibrium X ̅_EE. The initial conditions for the decrease in transmission rates β and α, and increase in ρ, reached the corresponding disease-free equilibrium X ̅_DFE globally asymptotically stable, and locally unstable in endemic equilibrium X ̅_EE.