#### Abstract

We use the fractional derivatives in Caputo’s sense to construct exact solutions to fractional fifth order nonlinear evolution equations. A generalized fractional complex transform is appropriately used to convert this equation to ordinary differential equation which subsequently resulted in a number of exact solutions.

#### 1. Introduction

The concept of differentiation and integration to noninteger order is not new in any case. The notion of fractional calculus emerged when the ideas of classical calculus were proposed by Leibniz, who mentioned it in a letter to L’Hospital in 1695. The foundation of the earliest, more or less, systematic studies can be traced back to the beginning and middle of the 19th century by Liouville in 1832, Riemann in 1853, and Holmgren in 1864, although Euler in 1730, Lagrange in 1772, and others also made contributions. Recently, it has turned out those differential equations involving derivatives of noninteger [1, 2]. For example, the nonlinear oscillation of earthquakes can be modeled with fractional derivatives [3]. There has been some attempt to solve linear problems with multiple fractional derivatives [3, 4]. Not much work has been done on nonlinear problems and only a few numerical schemes have been proposed for solving nonlinear fractional differential equations [5, 6]. More recently, applications have included classes of nonlinear equation with multiorder fractional derivatives. The generalized fractional complex transform was applied in [7–13] to convert fractional order differential equation to ordinary differential equation. Finally, by using Exp-function method [14–25] we obtain generalized solitary solutions and periodic solutions. Recently the theory of local fractional integrals and derivatives [26–28] is one of useful tools to handle the fractal and continuously nondifferentiable functions. It is to be tinted that that and are the only relations that can be obtained by applying Exp-function method [29] to any nonlinear ordinary differential equation. Most scientific problems and phenomena in different fields of sciences and engineering occur nonlinearly. Except in a limited number of these problems are linear, this method has been effectively and accurately shown to solve a large class of nonlinear problems. The solution procedure of this method, with the aid of Maple, is of utter simplicity and this method can easily extend to other kinds of nonlinear evolution equations. In engineering and science, scientific phenomena give a variety of solutions that are characterized by distinct features. Traveling waves appear in many distinct physical structures in solitary wave theory [30] such as solitons, kinks, peakons, cuspons, compactons, and many others. Solitons are localized traveling waves which are asymptotically zero at large distances. In other words, solitons are localized wave packets with exponential wings or tails. Solitons are generated from robust balance between nonlinearity and dispersion. Solitons exhibit properties typically associated with particles. Kink waves [30, 31] are solitons that rise or descend from one asymptotic state to another and hence another type of traveling waves as in the case of the Burgers hierarchy. Peakons, that are peaked solitary wave solutions, are another type of travelling waves as in the case of Camassa-Holm equation. For peakons, the traveling wave solutions are smooth except for a peak at a corner of its crest. Peakons are the points at which spatial derivative changes sign so that peakons have a finite jump in 1st derivative of the solution. Cuspons are other forms of solitons where solution exhibits cusps at their crests. Unlike peakons where the derivatives at the peak differ only by a sign, the derivatives at the jump of a cuspon diverge. The compactons are solitons with compact spatial support such that each compacton is a soliton confined to a finite core or a soliton without exponential tails or wings. Other types of travelling waves arise in science such as negatons, positons, and complexitons. In this research, we use the Exp-function method along with generalized fractional complex transform to obtain new Kink waves’ solutions for [30–32].

#### 2. Preliminaries and Notation [1, 2]

In this section, we give some basic definitions and properties of the fractional calculus theory [1, 2] which will be used further in this work. For the finite derivative in we define the following fractional integral and derivatives.

*Definition 1. *A real function , , is said to be in the space , if there exists a real number such that , where , and it is said to be in the space if , .

*Definition 2. *The Riemann-Liouville fractional integral operator of order of a function , , is defined as
Properties of the operator can be found in [1]; we mention only the following.

For , , , and
The Riemann-Liouville derivative has certain disadvantages when trying to model real-world phenomena with fractional differential equations. Therefore, we will introduce a modified fractional differential operator proposed by M. Caputo in his work on the theory of viscoelasticity [2].

*Definition 3. *For to be the smallest integer that exceeds , the Caputo time fractional derivative operator of order defined as
for , , , .

#### 3. Chain Rule for Fractional Calculus and Fractional Complex Transform

In [7], the authors used the following chain rule to convert a fractional differential equation with Jumarie’s modification of Riemann-Liouville derivative into its classical differential partner. In [10], the authors showed that this chain rule is invalid and showed following relation [8]: To determine , consider a special case as follows: and we have Thus one can calculate as Other fractional indexes can determine in similar way. Li and He [3, 7–9] proposed the following fractional complex transform for converting fractional differential equations into ordinary differential equations, so that all analytical methods for advanced calculus can be easily applied to fractional calculus: where , , and are constants.

#### 4. Exp-Function Method [33–36]

Consider the general nonlinear partial differential equation of fractional order: where , , and are the fractional derivative of with respect to , , , respectively.

Use where , , and are constants.

Then (9) becomes where the prime denotes derivative with respect to . In accordance with Exp-function method, we assume that the wave solution can be expressed in the following form: where , , , and are positive integers which are known to be further determined and and are unknown constants. Equation (8) can be rewritten as This equivalent formulation plays an important and fundamental for finding the analytic solution of problems. and can be determined by [29].

#### 5. Solution Procedure

Consider the following new fifth order nonlinear -dimensional evolution equations of fractional order: Using (8) in (14) then it can be converted to an ordinary differential equation. Consider where the prime denotes the derivative with respect to . The solution of (15) can be expressed in form (13). To determine the value of and , by using [26],

*Case 1. *We can freely choose the values of and , but we will illustrate that the final solution does not strongly depend upon the choice of values of and . For simplicity, we set and (15) reduces to
Substituting (17) into (15), we have
where and are constants obtained by Maple software 16. Equating the coefficients of to be zero, we obtain
For solution of (19) we have five solution sets satisfying the given (15).*1st Solution Set.* Consider
We, therefore, obtained the following generalized solitary solution of (14) (Figure 1):
*2nd Solution Set.* Consider

We, therefore, obtained the following generalized solitary solution of (14) (Figure 2):
*3rd Solution Set*. Consider
We, therefore, obtained the following generalized solitary solution of (14) (Figure 3):
*4th Solution Set*. Consider

We, therefore, obtained the following generalized solitary solution of (14) (Figure 4):
*5th Solution Set*. Consider
We, therefore, obtained the following generalized solitary solution of (14) (Figure 5):

*Case 2. *If and then trial solution(14) reduces to
Proceeding as before, we obtain the following.

*1st Solution*. Consider
Hence we get the generalized solitary wave solution of (14) (Figure 6):
In both cases, for different choices of , , , and we get the same soliton solutions which clearly illustrate that final solution does not strongly depend on these parameters.

#### 6. Conclusions

Exp-function method is applied to construct solitary solutions of the nonlinear new fifth order evolution equations of fractional orders. The reliability of proposed algorithm is fully supported by the computational work, the subsequent results, and graphical representations. It is observed that Exp-function method is very convenient to apply and is very useful for finding solutions of a wide class of nonlinear problems of fractional orders.

#### Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.