Abstract
In this paper, we consider some nonlinear pseudoparabolic BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB) equations. These equations are of a class of nonlinear pseudoparabolic or Sobolevtype equations , α is a fixed positive constant, arising from the mathematical physics. The tanh method with the aid of symbolic computational system is employed to investigate exact solutions of BBMBtype equations and the exact solutions are found. The results obtained can be viewed as verification and improvement of the previously known data.
Keywords:
nonlinear pseudoparabolic equation; BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB)type equation; Sobolevtype equation; tanh method1 Introduction
The partial differential equations of the form
arise in many areas of mathematics and physics, where , , , η and α are nonnegative constants, Δ denotes the Laplace operator acting on the space variables x. Equations of type (1) with only one time derivative appearing in the highestorder term are called pseudoparabolic and they are a special case of Sobolev equations. They are characterized by derivatives of mixed type (i.e., time and space derivatives together) appearing in the highestorder terms of the equation and were studied by Sobolev [1]. Sobolev equations have been used to describe many physical phenomena [28]. Equation (1) arises as a mathematical model for the unidirectional propagation of nonlinear, dispersive, long waves. In applications, u is typically the amplitude or velocity, x is proportional to the distance in the direction of propagation, and t is proportional to elapsed time [9].
An important special case of (1) is the BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB) equation
It has been proposed in [10] as a model to study the unidirectional long waves of small amplitudes in water, which is an alternative to the Kortewegde Vries equation of the form
The BBMB equation has been tackled and investigated by many authors. For more details, we refer the reader to [1115] and the references therein.
In [16], a generalized BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers equation
has been considered and a set of new solitons, kinks, antikinks, compactons, and Wadati solitons have been derived using by the classical Lie method, where α is a positive constant, , and is a smooth nonlinear function. Equation (4) with the dissipative term arises in the phenomena for both the bore propagation and the water waves.
Peregrine [17] and Benjamin, Bona, and Mahony [10] have proposed equation (4) with the parameters , , and . Furthermore, Benjamin, Bona, and Mahony proposed equation (4) as an alternative regularized longwave equation with the same parameters.
Khaled, Momani, and Alawneh obtained explicit and numerical solutions of BBMB equation (4) by using the Adomian’s decomposition method [18] .
Tari and Ganji implemented variational iteration and homotopy perturbation methods obtaining approximate explicit solutions for (4) with [19] and ElWakil, Abdou, and Hendi used another method (the expfunction) to obtain the generalized solitary solutions and periodic solutions of this equation [20].
In addition, we consider and obtain analytic solutions in a closed form.
The aim of this work is twofold. First, it is to obtain the exact solutions of the BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB) equation and the generalized BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers equation with , , ; and second, it is to show that the tanh method can be applied to obtain the solutions of pseudoparabolic equations.
2 Outline of the tanh method
Wazwaz has summarized the tanh method [21] in the following manner:
(i) First, consider a general form of the nonlinear equation
(ii) To find the traveling wave solution of equation (5), the wave variable is introduced so that
Based on this, one may use the following changes:
and so on for other derivatives. Using (7) changes PDE (5) to an ODE
(iii) If all terms of the resulting ODE contain derivatives in ξ, then by integrating this equation and by considering the constant of integration to be zero, one obtains a simplified ODE.
(iv) A new independent variable
is introduced that leads to the change of derivatives:
where other derivatives can be derived in a similar manner.
(v) The ansatz of the form
is introduced, where M is a positive integer, in most cases, that will be determined. If M is not an integer, then a transformation formula is used to overcome this difficulty. Substituting (10) and (11) into ODE (8) yields an equation in powers of Y.
(vi) To determine the parameter M, the linear terms of highest order in the resulting equation with the highestorder nonlinear terms are balanced. With M determined, one collects all the coefficients of powers of Y in the resulting equation where these coefficients have to vanish. This will give a system of algebraic equations involving the and (), V, and μ. Having determined these parameters, knowing that M is a positive integer in most cases, and using (11), one obtains an analytic solution in a closed form.
Throughout the work, Mathematica or Maple is used to deal with the tedious algebraic operations.
3 The BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB) equation
The BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers (BBMB) equation is given by
where α is a positive constant. Using the wave variable carries (12) into the ODE
Balancing with in (13) gives . The tanh method admits the use of the finite expansion
where . Substituting (14) into (13), collecting the coefficients of Y, and setting it equal to zero, we find the system of equations
Using Maple gives nine sets of solutions
These sets give the following solutions respectively:
If we accept , then we obtain solutions
4 The generalized BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers equation
We consider the generalized BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers equation
where α is a positive constant and .
Using the wave variable carries (19) into the ODE
Balancing with in (20) gives . Using the finite expansion
we find the system of equations
Maple gives three sets of solutions
where k is left as a free parameter. These give the following solutions:
Using the wave variable , then by integrating this equation and considering the constant of integration to be zero, we obtain
Balancing the second term with the last term in (25) gives . Using the finite expansion
we find the system of equations
Using Maple, we obtain nine sets of solutions
These sets give the solutions
Using the wave variable , then by integrating this equation once and considering the constant of integration to be zero, we obtain
Balancing with in (30) gives . Using the finite expansion
we find the system of equations
Solving the resulting system, we find the following sets of solutions with :
These in turn give the solutions
5 Conclusion
In summary, we implemented the tanh method to solve some nonlinear pseudoparabolic BenjaminBonaMahonyBurgers equations and obtained new solutions which could not be attained in the past. Besides, we have seen that the tanh method is easy to apply and reliable to solve the pseudoparabolic and the Sobolevtype equations.
Competing interests
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Authors’ contributions
All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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