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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 602432, 19 pages
Research Article

Exact Peakon, Compacton, Solitary Wave, and Periodic Wave Solutions for a Generalized KdV Equation

1Department of Physics, Honghe University, Mengzi, Yunnan 661100, China
2College of Mathematics, Honghe University, Mengzi, Yunnan 661100, China

Received 29 August 2013; Accepted 25 September 2013

Academic Editor: Jun-Juh Yan

Copyright © 2013 Qing Meng and Bin He. 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.


We employ the approaches of both dynamical system and numerical simulation to investigate a generalized KdV equation, which is presented by Yin (2012). Some peakon, compacton, solitary wave, smooth periodic wave, and periodic cusp wave solutions are obtained, and the planar graphs of the compactons and the periodic cusp waves are simulated.