Korean J. Math.  Vol 23, No 1 (2015)  pp.11-27
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11568/kjm.2015.23.1.11

Travelling wave solutions for some nonlinear evolution equations

Hyunsoo Kim, Jin Hyuk Choi


Nonlinear partial differential equations are more suitable to model many physical phenomena in science and engineering. In this paper, we consider three nonlinear partial differential equations such as Novikov equation, an equation for surface water waves  and the Geng-Xue coupled equation which serves as a model for the unidirectional propagation of the shallow water waves over a flat bottom.  The main objective in this paper is to apply the generalized Riccati equation mapping method for obtaining more exact traveling wave solutions of Novikov equation, an equation for surface water waves  and the Geng-Xue coupled equation.  More precisely, the obtained solutions are expressed in terms of the hyperbolic, the trigonometric and the rational functional form. Solutions obtained are potentially significant  for the explanation of better insight of physical aspects of the considered nonlinear physical models.


Exact traveling wave solutions; Novikov equation; Qeng- Xue coupled equation; Generalized Riccati equation.

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