Static algebraic solitons in Korteweg-de Vries type systems and the Hirota transformation

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Some effects in the soliton dynamics governed by higher-order Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) type equations are discussed. This is done based on the exact explicit solutions of the equations derived in the paper. It is shown that some higher order KdV equations possessing multisoliton solutions also admit steady state solutions in terms of algebraic functions describing localized patterns. Solutions including both those static patterns and propagating KdV-like solitons are combinations of algebraic and hyperbolic functions. It is shown that the localized structures behave like static solitons upon collisions with regular moving solitons, with their shape remaining unchanged after the collision and only the position shifted. These phenomena are not revealed in common multisoliton solutions derived using inverse scattering or Hirota's method. The solutions of the higher-order KdV type equations were obtained using a method devised for obtaining soliton solutions of nonlinear evolution equations. This method can be combined with Hirota's method with a modified representation of the solution which allows the results to be extended to multisoliton solutions. The prospects for applying the methods to soliton equations not of KdV type are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026615
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number2
StatePublished - 26 Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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