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Liping He, Yuanhua Lin, Hongying Zhu, "Some Smooth and Nonsmooth Traveling Wave Solutions for KP-MEW(2, 2) Equation", Journal of Mathematics, vol. 2021, Article ID 9923807, 9 pages, 2021.

Some Smooth and Nonsmooth Traveling Wave Solutions for KP-MEW(2, 2) Equation

Academic Editor: Hang Xu
Received25 Mar 2021
Revised01 Jun 2021
Accepted17 Jun 2021
Published29 Jun 2021


In this paper, we consider the KP-MEW(2, 2) equation by the theory of bifurcations of planar dynamical systems when integral constant is considered. The periodic peakon solution and peakon and smooth periodic solutions are given.

1. Introduction

The KdV equation [1]is a model that governs the one-dimensional propagation of small-amplitude and weakly dispersive waves. In (1), the nonlinear term causes steepening of wave form, and the linear dispersion term gives rise to the spread of the wave.

There are many researches on higher dimensional models recently. One of the well-known 2-dimensional generalizations of the KdV equation is KP equation [2]:which was proposed by Kadomtsev and Petviashvili, described as a nonlinear model for shallow water waves with weakly nonlinear restoring forces and waves in the media of ferromagnet. MEW equationplays an important role in many physical applications [3]. Wazwaz [4] proposed a KP-MEW equationand investigated the exact solutions with different physical structure. Moreover, KP-MEW equation was investigated on some methods [46]. Particularly, Saha [7] considered the generalized KP-MEW equationby using the theory of bifurcations of planar dynamical systems [711]. In [7], integral constant is neglected; it is said that, on the condition integral constant , the author obtained traveling wave solutions when varied. More precisely, for , what called KP-MEW (2, 2) equation in the formis investigated by Li and Song [12]. They used the theory of bifurcations of planar dynamical systems to find compacton-like wave and a kink-like wave for (6) when integral constant was not neglected. After that, (6) was investigated to find the peakon soliton, cuspon soliton, and smooth soliton solutions on the boundary condition by using the phase portrait analytical technique [13, 14]. Particularly, the generalized KP-MEW equation is the nonlinear PDEs which described the propagation of long wave with dissipation and dispersion in nonlinear media. In [15], the qualitative change of the traveling wave solutions of the KP-MEW-Burgers equation is investigated by using numerical simulations. More recently, the solitary wave solutions for KP-MEW equation are constructed with the help of a new technique which is a modification form of the extended auxiliary equation mapping method.

In present paper, we consider the KP-MEW (2, 2) equation in the formby the theory of bifurcations of planar dynamical systems when integral constant and , which is not investigated by the same method before. In (7), the first term is the evolution term, while the second term is the dissipative term and the third term is the dispersion term.

It is well known that nonlinear complex wave phenomena appear in many fields, such as plasma physics, biology, fluid mechanics, solid state physics, and optical fibers. They are related to nonlinear partial differential equations. As mathematical models of the phenomena, investigations of exact solutions for nonlinear partial differential equations will help understand these phenomena better. With the development of nonlinear partial differential equations theory, there exist many different approaches to search for their exact solutions, such as Hirota bilinear method [16], inverse scattering method [17], Darboux transformation method [18], and so on. Practically, there is no unified technique that can be employed to handle all types of nonlinear differential equations.

This paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, depending on the changes of parameters and , bifurcations of the phase portraits of systems (2) are shown. In Section 3, the parametric expressions of periodic peakon solution and peakon and smooth periodic solutions are given. In Section 4, for given periodic wave solutions, we prove that the KP-MEW (2, 2) equation has two isochronous centers under certain parameter conditions and there exist two families of periodic solutions with equal period.

2. Phase Portrait for (7)

Making the transformations to (7) and integrating it twice, we getwhere is the wave speed, is the integral constant, and is the derivative with respect to .

Equation (8) is equivalent to the planar dynamical system

Using the “timescale” transformation , (9) reduces to the regular systemwith the first integraland Hamiltonian functionwhere is an integral constant. Thus, systems (9) and (10) have the same topological phase portraits except for the straight line . Under some parametric conditions, the variable is a fast variable while the variable is a slow variable in the sense of the geometric singular perturbation theory [19, 20].

Suppose that is a continuous solution of (9) for and and . If , is called a solitary wave solution. If , is called a kink (anti-kink) wave solution. A solitary wave solution corresponds to a homoclinic orbit, a kink (anti-kink) wave solution corresponds to a heteroclinic orbit, and a periodic orbit corresponds to a periodic traveling wave solution. According to the bifurcation theory of dynamical systems, let , and the following holds:(i)For , system (10) has two equilibrium points and (see Figures 1(a), 2(a)2(c), 3(b)3(d), and 4(a)4(c)).(ii)For , system (10) has unique equilibrium point (see Figures 2(d), 3(a), and 4(d)).(iii)For , system (10) has no equilibrium point.(iv)On the straight line , system (10) has two equilibrium points and for (see Figures 1(a), 2(a), 3(a)3(d), and 4(a)); system (10) has unique equilibrium point for on the straight line (see Figures 2(b) and 4(b)).

Let be the coefficient matrix of the linearized system of (10) at an equilibrium point and . Hence, the following holds:

It has the following proposition: for an equilibrium point of a planar integrable system, if , then the equilibrium point is a saddle point; if , then it is a center point; if and the Poincarѐ index of the equilibrium point is zero, then it is cusped.

For convenience, in order to discuss the given constants and , set . In the following, we will discuss four cases for : , , , and . The phase portraits are shown in Figures 14.

3. Some Smooth and Nonsmooth Traveling Wave Solutions of System (7)

In this section, some traveling wave solutions of system (7) are given, with the exact parametric representations of its solutions presented. With the aid of [21], we will obtain the exact traveling wave solutions of KP-MEW (2, 2) equation.

3.1. Periodic Peakon Solution

In this subsection, we shall to find the exact expression of periodic peak as solution for system (7) under the parametric condition . The phase portrait is seen in Figure 3(d). For , on the left-hand side of the straight line , there exists an arch orbit connecting S1 and S2. At the same time,

Consequently, from the first equation of (11), the parametric representations are as follows:and equation (15) gives rise to a periodic peakon solution; the profile is shown in Figure 5(a).

3.2. Peakon Solutions

In this section, we will consider the curve triangle in Figure 3(c). There exists an equilibrium point of (10) at the vertex of the triangle , which is far from the singular straight line . If , the phase point of (10) tends to the equilibrium point along two curves and as varies. In Figure 3(c), the curve triangle S2SS1 defined by is the limit curve of the periodic orbits which is given by , . As h varies from H(P) to 0, the period of the periodic orbits approach to infinity. Thus, we know that, as the limit curve of the family of periodic cusp wave, this curve triangle gives rise to a solitary cusp wave of (called peakon).

On the above analysis, it easy to know that, for , there are two arch orbits, which connect S1 to S and connect S2 to S, respectively (see Figure 3(c)). At the same time,where from the first equation of (11); parametric representations of the peakon solution (see Figure 5(b)) are obtained as follows:

Remark 1. Note that the periodic peakon solution (15) and peakon solution (17) are not obtained in [6, 10].

3.3. Smooth Periodic Solutions

For (see Figure 1(a)), more precisely, we color the orbits for different values of to better understand (see Figure 6).(I)Corresponding to the level curves defined by , there exist three heteroclinic orbits (the green orbits in Figure 6) connecting the equilibrium points of system (7), enclosing the centers and , respectively. For the oval orbit loop, it haswhere ; then, it can arrives to the following smooth periodic wave solutions (see Figure 7(a)) of system (7):(II)Corresponding to the level curves defined by , there exist two families of periodic orbits (the red and blue orbits in Figure 6) enclosing the centers and , respectively:where . Consequently, it can obtain the parametric representations for the two families periodic wave solutions by quoting [21], see Figures 7(b) and 7(c):

Therefore, as , (21) gives rise to periodic peakon solutions (see Figure 5(a)). Furthermore, the presented two families of periodic solutions are of equal period from Figures 7(b) and 7(c), and their period is half of the smooth periodic solution in Figure 7(a).

Remark 2. Note that smooth periodic solutions (18) and (21) for KP-MEW (2, 2) equation are not obtained by the same method in the reference.

4. Conclusion

In present paper, the method of bifurcation theory of dynamical systems is used to investigate KP-MEW equation. We obtain the parametric representations of peakon, periodic peakon, and smooth periodic wave solutions. The phase portrait bifurcations of the traveling wave system corresponding to the equation are shown.

Data Availability

The data used to support the findings of this study are included within the article.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Province (2020JJB110007) and Guangxi College Enhancing Youths Capacity Project (2020KY16019 and 2020KY16020).


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