A lumped Galerkin method for the numerical solution of the modified equal-width wave equation using quadratic B-splines. (English) Zbl 1111.65086

Summary: The numerical solution of the one-dimensional modified equal width wave (MEW) equation is obtained by using a lumped Galerkin method based on quadratic B-spline finite elements. The motion of a single solitary wave and the interaction of two solitary waves are studied. The numerical results obtained show that the present method is a remarkably successful numerical technique for solving the MEW equation. A linear stability analysis of the scheme is also investigated.


65M60 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35L75 Higher-order nonlinear hyperbolic equations
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
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