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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014, Article ID 926838, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/926838
Research Article

Traveling Wave Solutions of the Benjamin-Bona-Mahony Water Wave Equations

1Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, Al-Ula 41921-259, Saudi Arabia
2Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Received 5 August 2014; Revised 1 September 2014; Accepted 4 September 2014; Published 15 October 2014

Academic Editor: Santanu Saha Ray

Copyright © 2014 A. R. Seadawy and A. Sayed. 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.

Abstract

The modeling of unidirectional propagation of long water waves in dispersive media is presented. The Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (BBM) equations are derived from water waves models. New traveling solutions of the KdV and BBM equations are obtained by implementing the extended direct algebraic and extended sech-tanh methods. The stability of the obtained traveling solutions is analyzed and discussed.

1. Introduction

Many nonlinear evolution equations are playing important role in the analysis of some phenomena and including ion acoustic waves in plasmas, dust acoustic solitary structures in magnetized dusty plasmas, and electromagnetic waves in size-quantized films [14]. To obtain the traveling wave solutions to these nonlinear evolution equations, many methods were attempted, such as the inverse scattering method [5], Hirotas bilinear transformation [6], the tanh-sech method, extended tanh method, sine-cosine method [7], homogeneous balance method, Bäcklund transformation [8], the theory of Weierstrass elliptic function method [9], the factorization technique [10, 11], the Wadati trace method, pseudospectral method, Exp-function method, and the Riccati equation expansion method were used to investigate these types of equations [12, 13]. The above methods derived many types of solutions from most nonlinear evolution equations [14].

The Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (BBM) equation is well known in physical applications [15]; it describes the model for propagation of long waves which incorporates nonlinear and dissipative effects; it is used in the analysis of the surface waves of long wavelength in liquids, hydromagnetic waves in cold plasma, acoustic-gravity waves in compressible fluids, and acoustic waves in harmonic crystals [15]. Many mathematicians paid their attention to the dynamics of the BBM equation [16].

The BBM equation has been investigated as a regularized version of the KdV equation for shallow water waves [17]. In certain theoretical investigations the equation is superior as a model for long waves; from the standpoint of existence and stability, the equation offers considerable technical advantages over the KdV equation [18]. In addition to shallow water waves, the equation is applicable to the study of drift waves in plasma or the Rossby waves in rotating fluids. Under certain conditions, it also provides a model of one-dimensional transmitted waves.

The main mathematical difference between KdV and BBM models can be most readily appreciated by comparing the dispersion relation for the respective linearized equations. It can be easily seen that these relations are comparable only for small wave numbers and they generate drastically different responses to short waves. This is one of the reasons why, whereas existence and regularity theory for the KdV equation is difficult, the theory of the BBM equation is comparatively simple [19], where the BBM equation does not take into account dissipation and is nonintegrable [2022]. The KdV equation describes long nonlinear waves of small amplitude on the surface of inviscid ideal fluid [22]. The KdV equation is integrable by the inverse scattering transform. Solitons exist due to the balance between the weak nonlinearity and dispersion of the KdV equation. Soliton is a localized wave that has an infinite support or a localized wave with exponential wings. The solutions of the BBM equation and the KdV equation have been of considerable concern. Zabusky and Kruskal investigated the interaction of solitary waves and the recurrence of initial states [23]. The term soliton is coined to reflect the particle like behavior of the solitary waves under interaction. The interaction of two solitons emphasized the reality of the preservation of shapes and speeds and of the steady pulse like character of solitons [2427].

This paper is organized as follows: an introduction is in Section 1. In Section 2, the problem formulations to derive the nonlinear BBM and KdV equations are formulated. The extended direct algebraic and sech-tanh methods are analyzed in Section 3. In Section 4, the traveling solutions of the BBM and KdV equations are obtained.

2. Problem Formulation

In water wave equations, a two-dimensional inviscid, incompressible fluid with constant gravitational field is considered. The physical parameters are scaled into the definition of space, , time and the gravitational acceleration is in the negative direction. Let be the undisturbed depth of the fluid and let represent the free surface of the fluid. We also assume that the motion is irrotational and let denote the velocity potential . The divergence-free condition on the velocity field implies that the velocity potential satisfies the Laplaces equation [28, 29]: On a solid fixed boundary, the normal velocity of the fluid must vanish. For a horizontal flat bottom, we have The boundary conditions at the free surface are given by Equation (3) is a kinematic boundary condition, while (4) represents the continuity of pressure at the free surface, as derived from Bernoullis equation. The Laplace equation (1) and the boundary conditions (2) on the bottom are already linear and are independent of . Moreover, can be eliminated from the linear versions of (3) and (4). The first order equations for in the form

The progressive wave solution of the first order system is Then, (5) has the solution where and are arbitrary constants. The boundary condition (6) implies , while the remaining condition (7) gives the dispersion relation The dispersive effects can be combined with nonlinear effects to give where is the water wave velocity and is the depth of the fluid and , with a kernel, , that is given by From Taylor expansion, the partial deferential equation (11) reduces to the KdV equation: The BBM model was introduced in [18] as an alternative to the KdV equation. The main argument is that the phase velocity and the group velocity in the KdV model are not bounded from below. In contrast, the BBM equation has a phase velocity and a group velocity both of which are bounded for all . They also approach zero as .

The derivation of the KdV equation in [18] uses a scaling of the variables , , and , and a perturbation expansion argument in such a way that the dispersive and the nonlinear effects become small. The main argument that was used in [18] to derive the BBM equation is that, to the first order in , the scaled KdV equation is equivalent to While the derivation presented in [18] is formally valid, it is important to note that the particular choice of the mixed derivative as a replacement of may seem arbitrary from the point of view of asymptotic expansions. Indeed, any admissible combination of these two terms could be valid based on the zero-order correspondence between the derivatives in space and time .

3. An Analysis of the Methods

The following is given nonlinear partial differential equations (BBM and KdV equations) with two variables and as can be converted to ordinary deferential equations: by using a wave variable . The equation is integrated as all terms contain derivatives where integration constants are considered zeros.

3.1. Extended Direct Algebraic Methods

We introduce an independent variable, where is a solution of the following third-order ODE: where , are constants. We expand the solution of (16) as the following series: where is a positive integer, in most cases, that will be determined. The parameter is usually obtained by balancing the linear terms of highest order in the resulting equation with the highest order nonlinear terms. Substituting from (18) into the ODE (16) results in an algebraic system of equations in powers of that will lead to the determination of the parameters , and by using Mathematica.

3.2. The Sech-Tanh Method

We suppose that , where and has the following formal travelling wave solution: where and are constants to be determined.

Step 1. Equating the highest-order nonlinear term and highest-order linear partial derivative in (16) yields the value of .

Step 2. Setting the coefficients of () for and to zero, we have the following set of overdetermined equations in the unknowns , , , and for .

Step 3. Using Mathematica and Wu elimination methods, the algebraic equations in Step 2 can be solved.

4. Application of the Methods

4.1. Exact Solutions for KdV Equation

We will employ the proposed methods to solve the KdV equation: By assuming travelling wave solutions of the form , , (20) is equivalent to Balancing with in (21) gives ; then Substituting into (21) and collecting the coefficient of , we obtain a system of algebraic equations for , , , , , and . Solving this system gives the following real exact solutions.

Case I. Suppose that by comparing them with the coefficients of where : where is constant of integration; then we have In this case, the generalized soliton solution can be written as

Figure 1 shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 1: Travelling waves solutions (26) are plotted: periodic solitary waves.

Case II. Suppose that by comparing them with the coefficients of and under condition , so then we have In this case, the generalized soliton solution can be written as

Figure 2 shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 2: Travelling waves solutions (30) are plotted: bright solitary waves.

The stability of soliton solution is stable at if

Case III. Suppose that

by comparing them with the coefficients of and under condition so and we have In this case, the generalized soliton solution can be written as

Figure 3 shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 3: Travelling waves solutions (35) are plotted: dark solitary waves.

Using Sech-Tanh Method. Consider Substituting from (36) into (21), setting the coefficients of () for and to zero, we have the following set of overdetermined equations in the unknowns , , , , , and . Solve the set of equations of coefficients of (), by using Mathematica and Wu elimination method; we obtain the following solutions: and then the solution of KdV equation as

This soliton solution is stable if and the solution of KdV equation is

Figure 4(a) shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 4: Travelling waves solutions (40) are plotted: bright solitary waves.

Figure 4(b) shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

This soliton solution is stable if

4.2. Solutions for Benjamin-Bona-Mahony Equation

The Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation (14) can be transformed to ODE as Balancing with in (21) gives .

First Case. Let finite expansion Substituting from (43) into (42) and setting the coefficients of () for , to zero, we have the following set of overdetermined equations in the unknowns , , , and . By solving the set of equations of coefficients of () by using Mathematica method, we obtain the following solution: The exact soliton solution of Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation is

Figure 5 shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 5: Travelling waves solutions (45) are plotted: dark solitary waves.

Second Case. Let finite expansion Then, we obtain the following solutions: so that the exact soliton solution be

Figure 6 shows the travelling wave solutions with in the interval and time in the interval .

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Figure 6: Travelling waves solutions (48) are plotted: dark solitary waves.

5. Conclusion

By implementing the extended direct algebraic and modified sech-tanh methods, we presented new traveling wave solutions of the KdV and BBM equations. We obtained the water wave velocity potential of KdV equation in periodic form and bright and dark solitary wave solutions by using the extended direct algebraic method. Using the modified sech-tanh method, the water wave velocity of KdV equation in form of bright and dark solitary wave solutions. The water wave velocity potentials of BBM equation are deduced in form of dark solitary wave solutions. The structures of the obtained solutions are distinct and stable.

Conflict of Interests

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

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