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Title: Soliton solutions to the fifth-order Korteweg–de Vries equation and their applications to surface and internal water waves
Authors: Khusnutdinova, Karima R.
Stepanyants, Yury
Tranter, Matthew R.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Citation: KHUSNUTDINOVA, K.R., STEPANYANTS, Y. and TRANTER, M.R., 2018. Soliton solutions to the fifth-order Korteweg–de Vries equation and their applications to surface and internal water waves. Physics of Fluids, 30 (2), 022104.
Abstract: We study solitary wave solutions of the fifth-order Korteweg–de Vries equation which contains, besides the traditional quadratic nonlinearity and third-order dispersion, additional terms including cubic nonlinearity and fifth-order linear dispersion, as well as two nonlinear dispersive terms. An exact solitary wave solution to this equation is derived and the dependence of its amplitude, width and speed on the parameters of the governing equation are studied. It is shown that the derived solution can represent either an embedded or regular soliton depending on the equation parameters. The nonlinear dispersive terms can drastically influence the existence of solitary waves, their nature (regular or embedded), profile, polarity, and stability with respect to small perturbations. We show, in particular, that in some cases embedded solitons can be stable even with respect to interactions with regular solitons. The results obtained are applicable to surface and internal waves in fluids, as well as to waves in other media (plasma, solid waveguides, elastic media with microstructure, etc.).
Description: This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in KHUSNUTDINOVA, K.R., STEPANYANTS, Y. and TRANTER, M.R., 2018. Soliton solutions to the fifth-order Korteweg–de Vries equation and their applications to surface and internal water waves. Physics of Fluids, 30 (2), 022104 and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5009965.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1063/1.5009965
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28447
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5009965
ISSN: 1070-6631
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