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In this paper, based on Hirota bilinear form, we aim to show the diversity of interaction solutions to the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera (SK) equation. By introducing an arbitrary differentiable function in assumption form, we can obtain abundant interaction solutions which can provide the possibility for exploring the interactions between lump waves and other kinds of waves. By choosing some particular functions and values of the involved parameters, we give four illustrative examples of the resulting solutions, and explore some novel interaction behaviors in (2 + 1)-dimensional SK equation.

As we all known, integrable nonlinear evolution equations have soliton solutions, which reflect a common nonlinear phenomenon in nature. In the past few decades, many researchers have paid attention to the study of exact solutions. For instance, the rational rogue waves and lump waves exponentially localized solutions in certain directions. Compared with soliton solution, lump wave is a kind of special wave, rationally localized in all directions in the space. The lump solution for its significant physical meanings was first discovered by Manakov et al. [

With Hirota bilinear method, the lump solution can be transformed into a new equation which is called the Hirota equation [

In this paper, we will study the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera (2DSK) equation

u t − ( u 4 x + 5 u u x x + 5 3 u 3 + 5 u x y ) x − 5 u u y + 5 ∫ u y y d x − 5 u x ∫ u y d x = 0 (1)

which was first proposed by Konopelchenko and Dubrovsky [

Through the transformation

u = 6 ( ln f ) x x = 6 ( f x x f − f x 2 ) f 2 , (2)

Equation (1) can be turned into the Hirota bilinear form

( D x 6 − D x D t + 5 D x 3 D y − 5 D y 2 ) f ⋅ f = 2 [ ( f f 6 x − 6 f x f 5 x + 15 f 2 x f 4 x − 10 f 3 x 2 ) − ( f f x t − f x f t ) + 5 ( 3 f 2 x f x y − 3 f x f x x y + f f x x x y − f x x x f y ) − 5 ( f f y y − f y 2 ) ] = 0 (3)

Therefore, if f solves bilinear Equation (3), then u = 6 ( ln f ) x x will solve the 2DSK Equation (1).

In order to get lump solutions, the following quadratic function can be assumed [

f = g 2 + h 2 + a 9 , g = a 1 x + a 2 y + a 3 t + a 4 , h = a 5 x + a 6 y + a 7 t + a 8 , (4)

where a i ( 1 ≤ i ≤ 9 ) are real parameters to be determined. By a direct calculation, three families of lump solutions for 2DSK Equation (1) have been previously presented in Ref. [

u 1 = 12 f 2 [ ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) f − 2 ( a 1 ( a 1 x + a 2 y + 5 ( − a 1 a 2 2 − 2 a 2 a 5 a 6 + a 1 a 6 2 ) t a 1 2 + a 5 2 + a 4 ) + a 5 ( a 5 x + a 6 y − 5 ( − a 2 2 a 5 + 2 a 1 a 2 a 6 + a 5 a 6 2 ) t a 1 2 + a 5 2 + a 8 ) ) 2 ] , (5)

where f is defined in Equation (4)

f = 3 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) 2 ( a 1 a 2 + a 5 a 6 ) ( a 2 a 5 − a 1 a 6 ) 2 + ( a 1 x + a 2 y + 5 ( − a 1 a 2 2 − 2 a 2 a 5 a 6 + a 1 a 6 2 ) t a 1 2 + a 5 2 + a 4 ) 2 + ( a 5 x + a 6 y − 5 ( − a 2 2 a 5 + 2 a 1 a 2 a 6 + a 5 a 6 2 ) t a 1 2 + a 5 2 + a 8 ) 2 ,

u 2 = 12 a 1 2 [ 3 a 1 3 a 2 a 6 2 − ( a 1 x + a 2 y + a 4 + 5 ( − a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) t a 1 ) 2 + ( a 6 y − 10 a 2 a 6 t a 1 + a 8 ) 2 ] [ 3 a 1 3 a 2 a 6 2 + ( a 1 x + a 2 y + a 4 + 5 ( − a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) t a 1 ) 2 + ( a 6 y − 10 a 2 a 6 t a 1 + a 8 ) 2 ] 2 , (6)

and

u 3 = 3 a 1 2 [ ( a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) 2 a 2 2 a 6 2 f − 2 ( a 1 ( a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) 2 x 2 a 2 2 a 6 2 + ( a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) y a 2 + 10 ( a 2 2 − a 6 2 ) t a 1 + 2 a 4 − a 8 ( a 2 2 − a 6 2 ) a 2 a 6 ) 2 ] [ ( a 1 x + a 2 y + a 4 ) 2 + [ a 1 ( a 6 2 − a 2 2 ) x 2 a 2 a 6 + a 6 y − 10 a 2 a 6 t a 1 + a 8 ] 2 + 3 a 1 3 ( a 2 2 + a 6 2 ) 3 8 a 2 5 a 6 2 ] 2 . (7)

In Ref. [

In this paper, our intention is to further extend the assumption in Equation (4) by introducing an arbitrary function which is more generalized than some other assumption forms. It can provide the possibility for exploring the interactions between lump waves and other kinds of waves in Equation (1). We will give some examples to show the diversity of interaction solutions to the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera equation.

We assume that f has the combined solutions of the form

f = g 2 + h 2 + ω ( k ) + a 13 , (8)

where ω is a function and three linear wave variables are

g = a 1 x + a 2 y + a 3 t + a 4 , h = a 5 x + a 6 y + a 7 t + a 8 , k = a 9 x + a 10 y + a 11 t + a 12 , (9)

where the parameters a i ( 1 ≤ i ≤ 13 ) are all real constants to be determined. It is noted that this ansatz (8) can generate a class of lump and interaction solutions. In particular, combined solutions (8) can reduce to the lump solutions when the function ω ( k ) disappears.

With the aid of symbolic computation, substituting Equation (8) into Equation (3) and eliminating the coefficients of the polynomial yield the following constraining equations on the function and parameters:

{ a 2 = − 3 2 a 5 a 9 2 | c 1 | , a 3 = 45 4 a 1 a 9 4 c 1 2 , a 6 = 3 2 a 1 a 9 2 | c 1 | , a 7 = 45 4 a 5 a 9 4 c 1 2 , a 10 = 1 2 a 9 3 c 1 , a 11 = 9 4 a 9 5 c 1 2 , ω ( 5 ) = c 1 ω ‴ = c 1 2 ω ′ , ω ( 6 ) = c 1 ω ( 4 ) = c 1 2 ω ″ , ( ω ″ ) 2 = c 1 ( ω ′ ) 2 − c 3 , ω ″ = c 1 ω − c 2 , (10)

where c i ( i = 1 , 2 , 3 ) are all arbitrary real constants. Therefore, we can say that if ω ( k ) and parameters obey constraining conditions (10), the resulting combined solutions (8) will generate many classes of interaction solutions. Furthermore, if we require ω ( k ) + a 13 > 0 , the function f in Equation (8) is positive and interaction solutions have no singularity.

In the following, to illustrate the resulting interaction solutions, we give four examples to show the diversity of interaction solutions to the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera equation.

Case I: When c 1 = − 1 , c 2 = 0 , c 3 = − 1 and ω ( k ) = sin ( k ) , we have

u 1 = 6 f 2 [ ( 2 a 1 2 + 2 a 5 2 − a 9 2 sin ( a 9 x − 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) − 1 4 ( ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) ( 4 x + 45 a 9 4 t ) + 4 a 1 a 4 + 4 a 5 a 8 + 2 a 9 cos ( a 9 x − 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) 2 ] , (11)

with

f = ( a 1 x − 3 2 a 5 a 9 2 y + 45 4 a 1 a 9 4 t ) 2 + ( a 5 x + 3 2 a 1 a 9 2 y + 45 4 a 5 a 9 4 t ) 2 − a 9 2 2 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) + sin ( a 9 x − 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) . (12)

Case II: When c 2 = c 3 = 0 and ω ( k ) = e − 2 ( a 9 x + a 10 y + a 11 t + a 12 ) , we have

{ c 1 = 4 , a 2 = − 6 a 5 a 9 2 , a 3 = 180 a 1 a 9 4 , a 6 = 6 a 1 a 9 2 , a 7 = 180 a 5 a 9 4 , a 10 = 2 a 9 3 , a 11 = 36 a 9 5 , a 13 = 0. (13)

u 2 = 6 f 2 [ 2 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 + 2 a 9 2 e − 2 ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) f − 4 ( a 1 a 4 + a 5 a 8 − a 9 e − 2 ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) + ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) ( x + 180 a 9 4 t ) ) 2 ] , (14)

with

f = ( a 1 x − 6 a 5 a 9 2 y + 180 a 1 a 9 4 t + a 4 ) 2 + ( a 5 x + 6 a 1 a 9 2 y + 180 a 5 a 9 4 t + a 8 ) 2 + e − 2 ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) . (15)

Case III: When c 2 ≠ 0 , c 3 ≠ 0 and ω ( k ) = [ sinh ( a 9 x + a 10 y + a 11 t + a 12 ) ] 2 , we have

{ c 1 = 4 , c 2 = − 2 , c 3 = − 4 , a 2 = − 6 a 5 a 9 2 , a 3 = 180 a 1 a 9 4 , a 6 = 6 a 1 a 9 2 , a 7 = 180 a 5 a 9 4 , a 10 = − 2 a 9 3 , a 11 = 36 a 9 5 , a 13 = − 4 a 1 2 − 4 a 5 2 − 4 a 9 2 8 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) , (16)

u 3 = 6 f 2 [ ( 2 a 1 2 + 2 a 5 2 + 2 a 9 2 cosh ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) 2 + 2 a 9 2 sinh ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) 2 ) f − ( 2 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) ( x + 180 a 9 4 t ) + 2 a 1 a 4 + 2 a 5 a 8 + 2 cosh ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) sinh ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) 2 ] , (17)

with

f = ( a 1 x − 6 a 5 a 9 2 y + 180 a 1 a 9 4 t + a 4 ) 2 + ( a 5 x − 6 a 1 a 9 2 y + 180 a 5 a 9 4 t + a 8 ) 2 + a 1 2 + a 5 2 + a 9 2 2 a 1 2 + 2 a 5 2 + sinh ( a 9 x + 2 a 9 3 y + 36 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) 2 . (18)

Case IV: When c 2 = 0 , c 3 ≠ 0 and ω ( k ) = sinh ( a 9 x + a 10 y + a 11 t + a 12 ) + 2 cosh ( a 9 x + a 10 y + a 11 t + a 12 ) , we have

{ c 1 = 1 , c 3 = − 3 , a 2 = − 3 2 a 5 a 9 2 , a 3 = 45 4 a 1 a 9 4 , a 6 = 3 2 a 1 a 9 2 , a 7 = 45 4 a 5 a 9 4 , a 10 = a 9 3 2 , a 11 = 9 a 9 5 4 , a 13 = 3 a 9 2 2 ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) . (19)

u 4 = 6 f 2 [ ( 2 a 1 2 + 2 a 5 2 + ( 2 cosh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) + sinh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) a 9 2 ) f − 1 4 ( ( a 1 2 + a 5 2 ) ( 4 x + 45 a 9 4 t ) + 4 a 1 a 4 + 4 a 5 a 8 + 2 ( cosh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) + 2 sinh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) ) a 9 ) 2 ] , (20)

with

f = ( a 1 x − 3 2 a 5 a 9 2 y + 45 4 a 1 a 9 4 t + a 4 ) 2 + ( a 5 x − 3 2 a 1 a 9 2 y + 45 4 a 5 a 9 4 t + a 8 ) 2 + 3 a 9 2 2 a 1 2 + 2 a 5 2 + 2 cosh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) + sinh ( a 9 x + 1 2 a 9 3 y + 9 4 a 9 5 t + a 12 ) . (21)

Then, we will discuss the interaction between lump solutions and soliton solutions for Equations (14), (17) and (20), respectively. In order to get the collision phenomena, a 3 2 + a 7 2 + a 11 2 ≠ 0 is essential. So the asymptotic behaviors of the obtained solutions (14), (17) and (20) can be got: u i → 0 ( i = 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ) as t → ± ∞ .

For Equation (14), the collision behavior shows the single stripe soliton wave feature. From the expression of u 1 , it is algebraically decaying and also exponentially decaying. Hence it is a mixed exponential-algebraic solitary wave solution. It reflects the completely non-elastic interaction between lump solution and single stripe soliton. Without loss of generality, we take a 4 = a 8 = 0 .

In order to investigate the interaction phenomena in a 11 > 0 and a 11 < 0 , we can change a 9 in Equation (14). When a 11 > 0 , as shown in

For Equation (17) and Equation (20), the collision behaviors show the soliton wave feature. From the expression of u 2 and u 3 , they are mixed exponential-algebraic solitary wave solutions, too. The difference is that they reflect the elastic interaction between lump solution and soliton solution. After a series of the same steps as u 1 , the collision behaviors indicate that the interaction phenomena in a 11 > 0 and a 11 < 0 are consistent. It is clear that when t → − ∞ , only the soliton solution exists. When t → 0 , the lump solution appears and the solution u 2 and u 3 severally represent two waves: the lump solution and the soliton solution. When t → + ∞ , the lump solution disappears, and only the soliton solution exists. The process of interaction can be seen from

In this paper, via the Hirota bilinear form, we have studied the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera equation. The lump solutions and the mixed exponential-algebraic solitary wave solutions have been obtained. We have presented a class of interaction solutions between lump solutions and other kinds of solitary wave solutions for the (2 + 1)-dimensional Sawada-Kotera equation. This class of the resulting interaction solutions requires a function satisfying four linear ordinary differential equations. All of these have provided abundant interaction solutions and supplemented the existing lump and soliton solutions. Then, we will study other high-dimensional nonlinear problems based on the interaction solutions presented in this paper.

This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai under Grant No. 18ZR1426600, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai municipality, by the Technology Research and Development Program of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology under Grant No. 2017KJFZ122 and by Hujiang Foundation of China under Grant No. B14005.

The author declares no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

Hu, R. (2018) Diversity of Interaction Solutions to the (2 + 1)-Dimensional Sawada-Kotera Equation. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 6, 1692-1703. https://doi.org/10.4236/jamp.2018.68145