• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 8, Pages: 952-956

Original Article

An investigation of nonlinear KdV type equations using HPM and VIM


The KdV equation appears in fluid mechanics. This equation incorporates both convection and diffusion in fluid dynamics, and is used to describe the structure of shock waves. The objective of this paper is to present a comparative study of He's Homotopy perturbation method (HPM) and variational iteration method (VIM) for the semi analytical solution of three different Kortweg-de Vries (KdV) type equations called KdV, K(2,2,) and modified KdV (Burgers) equations. The study has been highlighted the efficiency and capability of aforementioned methods in solving these nonlinear problems which has been arisen from a number of important physical phenomenon.
Keywords: Variational Iteration Method (VIM); Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM); KdV Equation; Modified KdV Equation.


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