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The k = 1 Finite Element Numerical Solution for the Improved Boussinesq Equation

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The improved Boussinesq equation is solved with classical finite element method using the most basic Lagrange element k = 1, which leads us to a second order nonlinear ordinary differential equations system in time; this can be solved by any standard accurate numerical method for example Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg. The technique is validated with a typical example and a fourth order convergence in space is confirmed; the 1- and 2-soliton solutions are used to simulate wave travel, wave splitting and interaction; solution blow up is described graphically. The computer symbolic system MathLab is quite used for numerical simulation in this paper; the known results in the bibliography are confirmed.

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López, F. , Tapia, E. , Ongay, F. and Aguero, M. (2015) The k = 1 Finite Element Numerical Solution for the Improved Boussinesq Equation. International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Application, 4, 88-99. doi: 10.4236/ijmnta.2015.41006.

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