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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014, Article ID 309420, 4 pages
Research Article

Application of the Homotopy Analysis Method for Solving the Variable Coefficient KdV-Burgers Equation

Faculty of Science, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 21 February 2014; Published 27 March 2014

Academic Editor: Baojian Hong

Copyright © 2014 Dianchen Lu and Jie Liu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The homotopy analysis method is applied to solve the variable coefficient KdV-Burgers equation. With the aid of generalized elliptic method and Fourier’s transform method, the approximate solutions of double periodic form are obtained. These solutions may be degenerated into the approximate solutions of hyperbolic function form and the approximate solutions of trigonometric function form in the limit cases. The results indicate that this method is efficient for the nonlinear models with the dissipative terms and variable coefficients.