Lie Symmetry Reductions and Exact Solutions of a Multidimensional Double Dispersion Equation

In this paper, based on classical Lie group method, we study a multidimensional double dispersion equation, and get its infinitesimal generator, symmetry group and similarity reductions. In particular, similarity solutions and travelling wave solutions of the multidimensional double dispersion equation are derived from the reduction equations.

1. Introduction

The double dispersion Equation (1) was introduced as a mathematical model of nonlinear dispersive waves in various contexts (see     )

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}+a{u}_{xxxx}-b{u}_{xxtt}=f{\left(u\right)}_{xx},$ (1)

where $u=u\left(x,t\right)$ is a real-valued function, $a,b$ are positive real constants with $a\ge b$ . It also presents the plots of the instability/stability regions of travelling waves for various values of p, where $f\left(u\right)={|u|}^{p-1}u,p>1$ . The present paper provides an overview of results obtained in  and  for travelling wave solutions of the Equation (1).

Considering the possibility of energy exchange through lateral surfaces of the waveguide in the physical study of nonlinear wave propagation in waveguide, the longitudinal displacement $u\left(x,t\right)$ of the rod satisfies the following double dispersion equation (DDE) (see    )

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}=\frac{1}{4}{\left(6{u}^{2}+a{u}_{tt}-b{u}_{xx}\right)}_{xx},$ (2)

and the general cubic DDE (CDDE)

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}=\frac{1}{4}{\left(c{u}^{3}+6{u}^{2}+a{u}_{tt}-b{u}_{xx}+d{u}_{t}\right)}_{xx},$ (3)

where $a,b$ and $c$ are positive constants. The Equations (2) and (3) were studied in some literatures, the travelling wave solutions, depending upon the phase variable $z=x±ct$ were studied by Samsonov in   .

In   , Chen and Wang studied the initial-boundary value problem and the Cauchy problem of the following generalized double dispersion equation which includes above Equation (3) as special cases

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}-a{u}_{xxtt}+b{u}_{xxxx}-d{u}_{xxt}=f{\left(u\right)}_{xx},$ (4)

where $a>0,b>0$ and $d$ are constants.

Recently in  , the authors considered the Cauchy problem of the multidimensional nonlinear evolution equation

${u}_{tt}-\Delta u-\Delta {u}_{tt}+{\Delta }^{2}u-k\Delta {u}_{t}=\Delta f\left(u\right),x\in {R}^{n},t>0,$ (5)

$u\left(x,0\right)={u}_{0}\left(x\right),{u}_{t}\left(x,0\right)={u}_{1}\left(x\right),x\in {R}^{n},$ (6)

where k is an arbitrary real constant. The authors gave the existence of local solution and the existence of global solution. And in  , Zhijian Yang et al. studied the existence of global attractor for the generalized double dispersion equation arising in elastic waveguide model. And there have been lots of research studies on the well-posedness, blowup, asymptotic behavior and other properties of solutions for both the IBVP and the IVP of the equation of type (6) (see  -  ) and references therein). While for the investigation on the global attractor to Equation (6), one can see    and references therein.

Symmetry reductions have several important applications in the context of differential equations. Since solutions of partial differential equations asymptotically tend to solutions of equations obtained by symmetry reduction, some of these special solutions will illustrate important physical phenomena (see      ). Solitary wave solutions and similarity solutions are usually applied to describe physical phenomena and to check on the accuracy and reliability of numerical algorithm, so deriving travelling wave solutions and similarity solutions has a great significance (see    ).

In  , the authors applied the method of Lie and the nonclassical method of Bluman and Cole to undertake the following equation

${u}_{xxxx}+f{\left(u\right)}_{xx}={u}_{tt},$ (7)

In  , the authors applied the Lie-group formalism to deduce symmetries of a generalized double dispersion equation

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}+{u}_{xxxx}-{u}_{xxtt}-{\left({u}^{n}\right)}_{xx}=0,$ (8)

and they obtained exact solutions which can be expressed by various single and combined nondegenerative Jacobi elliptic function solutions.

In  , the authors consider the generalized double dispersion equation

${u}_{tt}-{u}_{xx}-a{u}_{xxtt}+b{u}_{xxxx}-d{u}_{xxt}-f{\left(u\right)}_{xx}=0,$ (9)

where $a>0,b>0$ and d are constants. They study the functional forms $f\left(u\right)$ for which Equation (9) with $a,b\ne 0$ admits classical symmetries.

In this paper, we consider the following multidimensional double dispersion equation

${u}_{tt}-\Delta u-\Delta {u}_{tt}+{\Delta }^{2}u+k\Delta {u}_{t}=\Delta f\left(u\right),x\in {R}^{n},t>0,$ (10)

where $n=3,f\left(u\right)={|u|}^{p},p>1$ or $f\left(u\right)={u}^{2k},k=1,2,\cdot \cdot \cdot ,$

In this paper, the symmetry group of the n-dimensional double dispersion Equation (10) is obtained by using the classical method in Section 2. In Section 3, we discuss the Lie symmetry group of Equation (10). Finally, we obtain similarity solutions or travelling wave solutions of Equation (10) by using similarity variables to obtain reduction equations, and solving the reduction equations in Section 4.

2. Lie Symmetry Analysis of the Double Dispersion Equation

In this section, we perform Lie symmetry analysis for Equation (10), and obtain its infinitesimal generator.

Theorem 1.  Assume

$\underset{_}{V}={\sum }_{i=1}^{p}\text{ }\text{ }{\xi }^{i}\left(x,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial {x}^{i}}+{\sum }_{\alpha =1}^{p}\text{ }\text{ }{\varphi }_{\alpha }\left(x,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial {x}^{\alpha }},$

be a vector field on $X×U$ , where $X=\left({x}^{1},{x}^{2},\cdots ,{x}^{p}\right)$ , $U=\left({u}^{1},{u}^{2},\cdots ,{u}^{q}\right)$ . Then its n-st prolongation is defined a vector on $X×U$

$p{r}^{\left(n\right)}\underset{_}{V}=\underset{_}{V}+{\sum }_{\alpha =1}^{p}{\sum }_{J=1}\text{ }\text{ }{\varphi }_{\alpha }^{J}\left(x,{u}^{\left(n\right)}\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial {u}_{J}^{\alpha }},$

where, by definition

${\varphi }_{\alpha }^{J}\left(x,{u}^{\left(n\right)}\right)={D}_{J}{Q}_{\alpha }+{\sum }_{i=1}^{p}\text{ }\text{ }{\xi }^{i}{u}_{Ji}^{\alpha },\text{\hspace{0.17em}}J=\left({j}_{1},\cdots ,{j}_{l}\right),\text{\hspace{0.17em}}0\le k\le n,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}1\le {j}_{k}\le p,$

where, ${Q}_{\alpha }={\varphi }_{\alpha }\left(x,u\right)-{\sum }_{i=1}^{p}\text{ }\text{ }{\xi }^{i}\left(x,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial {x}^{i}{u}_{i}^{\alpha }}$ , $\alpha =1,\cdots ,q$ , $Q\left(x,u\right)=\left({Q}_{1},\cdots ,{Q}_{q}\right)$

is referred to as the characteristic of the vector field $\underset{_}{V}$ .

Here are four independent variables $x,y,z$ being spatial coordinates and t the time. According to the method of determining the infinitesimal generator of nonlinear partial differential equation  , we take the infinitesimal generator of equation as follows:

$\begin{array}{c}\underset{_}{V}=\xi \left(x,y,z,t,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\eta \left(x,y,z,t,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\zeta \left(x,y,z,t,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial z}\\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}+\tau \left(x,y,z,t,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial t}+\varphi \left(x,y,z,t,u\right)\frac{\partial }{\partial u},\end{array}$ (11)

be a vector field on $X×U$ . Where $\xi ,\eta ,\zeta ,\tau ,\varphi$ are coefficient functions of the infinitesimal generator to be determined. We wish to determine all possible coe- fficient functions $\xi ,\eta ,\zeta ,\tau$ and $\varphi$ so that the corresponding one-parameter group $\mathrm{exp}\left(\epsilon \underset{_}{V}\right)$ is a symmetry group of the double dispersion equation. Applying the forth prolongation of $\underset{_}{V}$ to Equation (10), we find the invariance condition ${p{r}^{\left(4\right)}\underset{_}{V}\left(\Delta \right)|}_{\Delta }=0$ , where $\Delta$ is ${u}_{tt}-\Delta u-\Delta {u}_{tt}+{\Delta }^{2}u+k\Delta {u}_{t}-\Delta \left({u}^{p}\right)$ and with help of Maple software, we find the following system of symmetry equations

$\begin{array}{l}{\varphi }^{tt}-\left({\varphi }^{xx}+{\varphi }^{yy}+{\varphi }^{zz}\right)-\left({\varphi }^{xxtt}+{\varphi }^{yytt}+{\varphi }^{zztt}\right)\\ +\left({\varphi }^{xxxx}+{\varphi }^{yyyy}+{\varphi }^{zzzz}\right)+k\left({\varphi }^{xxt}+{\varphi }^{yyt}+{\varphi }^{zzt}\right)\\ =p\left(p-1\right)\left(p-2\right){u}^{p-3}\left({u}_{x}^{2}+{u}_{y}^{2}+{u}_{z}^{2}\right)\varphi \\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{ }\text{ }+p\left(p-1\right){u}^{p-2}\left(2\nabla u{\varphi }^{x}+\Delta u\varphi \right)+p{u}^{p-1}\left({\varphi }^{xx}+{\varphi }^{yy}+{\varphi }^{zz}\right),\end{array}$ (12)

which must be satisfied whenever u satisfy Equation (10). Here ${\varphi }^{tt},{\varphi }^{xx}$ , etc. are

the coefficients of the second order derivatives $\frac{\partial }{\partial {u}_{tt}},\frac{\partial }{\partial {u}_{xx}}$ , etc. appearing in $p{r}^{\left(4\right)}\underset{_}{V}$ .

According to Th. 1, ${\varphi }_{\alpha }^{J}\left(x,{u}^{\left(n\right)}\right)={D}_{J}\left({\varphi }_{\alpha }-\Sigma {\xi }^{i}{u}_{i}^{\alpha }\right)+\Sigma {\xi }^{i}{u}_{J,i}^{\alpha }$ , we have

$\begin{array}{c}{\varphi }^{xx}={D}_{x}^{2}\varphi -{u}_{x}{D}_{x}^{2}\xi -{u}_{y}{D}_{x}^{2}\eta -{u}_{z}{D}_{x}^{2}\varsigma -{u}_{t}{D}_{x}^{2}\tau \\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}-2{u}_{xx}{D}_{x}\xi -2{u}_{xy}{D}_{x}\eta -2{u}_{xz}{D}_{x}\varsigma -2{u}_{xt}{D}_{x}\tau .\end{array}$

Similarly, we can get ${\varphi }^{tt},{\varphi }^{xxt},{\varphi }^{xxxx}$ , etc. we find the determining equations for the symmetry group of Equation (10) to be the following:

$\left\{\begin{array}{l}{\xi }_{u}={\eta }_{u}={\zeta }_{u}=0,{\xi }_{t}={\eta }_{t}={\zeta }_{t}=0,\hfill \\ {\varphi }_{uu}=0,\hfill \\ {\tau }_{x}={\tau }_{y}={\tau }_{z}={\tau }_{u}=0,\hfill \\ \left({\xi }_{x}+{\eta }_{y}+{\zeta }_{z}\right)-{\tau }_{t}=0,\hfill \\ 2\nabla {\varphi }_{u}-3\left({\xi }_{xx}+{\eta }_{yy}+{\zeta }_{zz}\right)=0,\hfill \\ 2\nabla {\varphi }_{u}-\left({\xi }_{xx}+{\eta }_{yy}+{\zeta }_{zz}\right)=0,\hfill \\ \Delta {\varphi }_{u}-2\left({\xi }_{x}+{\eta }_{y}+{\zeta }_{z}\right)=0,\hfill \\ 2{\varphi }_{tu}-k{\tau }_{t}-{\tau }_{tt}=0,\hfill \\ \nabla {\varphi }_{tu}+k\left({\xi }_{xx}+{\eta }_{yy}+{\zeta }_{zz}\right)-2k\nabla {\varphi }_{u}=0,\hfill \\ k\Delta {\varphi }_{u}-2\Delta {\varphi }_{t}+2{\varphi }_{tu}-{\tau }_{tt}=0,\hfill \\ {u}^{p-3}\left[u{\varphi }_{u}+\left(p-2\right)\varphi +2{\tau }_{t}u\right]=0,\hfill \\ -6\Delta {\varphi }_{u}+{\varphi }_{ttu}-k{\varphi }_{tu}+p\left(p-1\right){u}^{p-2}\eta +2p{u}^{p-1}{\tau }_{t}=0,\hfill \\ {\Delta }^{2}\varphi -p{u}^{p-1}\Delta \varphi -\Delta \varphi -\Delta {\varphi }_{tt}+{\varphi }_{tt}+k\Delta {\varphi }_{t}=0,\hfill \\ 2p\left(p-1\right){u}^{p-2}\nabla \varphi -4\nabla \Delta {\varphi }_{u}+2p{u}^{p-1}\nabla {\varphi }_{u}+2\nabla {\varphi }_{u}+2\nabla {\varphi }_{ttu}-2k\nabla {\varphi }_{tu}\hfill \\ -p{u}^{p-1}\left({\xi }_{xx}+{\eta }_{yy}+{\zeta }_{zz}\right)+\left({\xi }_{xxxx}+{\eta }_{yyyy}+{\zeta }_{zzzz}\right)-\left({\xi }_{xx}+{\eta }_{yy}+{\zeta }_{zz}\right)=0,\hfill \end{array}$

Since we have now satisfied all the determining equations, we conclude that general infinitesimal symmetry of Equation (10) has coefficient functions of the following form:

$\xi ={c}_{1},$

$\eta ={c}_{2},$

$\zeta ={c}_{3},$

$\tau ={c}_{4},$

where ${c}_{1},\cdots ,{c}_{4}$ are arbitrary constants. Thus the Lie-algebra of infinitesimal of the double dispersion equation is spanned by four vector fields:

${V}_{1}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x},$

${V}_{2}=\frac{\partial }{\partial y},$

${V}_{3}=\frac{\partial }{\partial z},$

${V}_{4}=\frac{\partial }{\partial t},$

so we have

$\underset{_}{V}={c}_{1}{V}_{1}+{c}_{2}{V}_{2}+{c}_{3}{V}_{3}+{c}_{4}{V}_{4}.$

3. Symmetry Groups of the Double Dispersion Equation

In this section, in order to get some exact solutions from a known solution of Equation (10), we should find the one-parameter symmetry groups ${g}_{i}:\left(x,y,z,y,u\right)\to \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ of corresponding infinitesimal generators. To get the Lie symmetry groups, we should solve the following initial problems of ordinary differential equations:

$\left\{\begin{array}{l}\frac{\text{d}\left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)}{\text{d}\epsilon }=\left(\xi ,\eta ,\zeta ,\tau ,\varphi \right)\\ {\left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)|}_{\epsilon =0}=\left(x,y,z,t,u\right),\end{array}$ (13)

where

$\xi =\xi \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ ,

$\eta =\eta \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ ,

$\zeta =\zeta \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ ,

$\tau =\tau \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ ,

$\varphi =\varphi \left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$

and $\epsilon$ is a group parameter.

For the infinitesimal generator $\underset{_}{V}={c}_{1}{V}_{1}+{c}_{2}{V}_{2}+{c}_{3}{V}_{3}+{c}_{4}{V}_{4},$ we will take the following different values to obtain the corresponding infinitesimal generators:

Case 1. ${C}_{1}=1,{C}_{2}={C}_{3}={C}_{4}=0$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{1}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x},$

Case 2. ${C}_{2}=1,{C}_{1}={C}_{3}={C}_{4}=0$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{2}=\frac{\partial }{\partial y},$

Case 3. ${C}_{3}=1,{C}_{1}={C}_{2}={C}_{4}=0$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{3}=\frac{\partial }{\partial z},$

Case 4. ${C}_{4}=1,{C}_{1}={C}_{2}={C}_{3}=0$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{4}=\frac{\partial }{\partial t},$

Case 5. ${C}_{1}={C}_{2}={C}_{3}=1,{C}_{4}=0$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{5}={V}_{1}+{V}_{2}+{V}_{3}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\frac{\partial }{\partial z},$

Case 6. ${C}_{1}={C}_{2}={C}_{3}={C}_{4}=1$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{6}={V}_{1}+{V}_{2}+{V}_{3}+{V}_{4}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\frac{\partial }{\partial z}+\frac{\partial }{\partial t},$

Case 7. ${C}_{1}={C}_{2}={C}_{3}=\lambda ,{C}_{4}=\beta$ , the infinitesimal generator is ${V}_{7}={V}_{1}+{V}_{2}+{V}_{3}+{V}_{4}=\lambda \left(\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\frac{\partial }{\partial z}\right)+\beta \frac{\partial }{\partial t},$

The one-parameter groups ${G}_{i}$ generated by the ${V}_{i}$ . The entries give the transformed point $\mathrm{exp}\left(\epsilon {V}_{i}\right)\left(x,y,z,t,u\right)=\left(\stackrel{¯}{x},\stackrel{¯}{y},\stackrel{¯}{z},\stackrel{¯}{t},\stackrel{¯}{u}\right)$ :

${G}_{1}:\left(x+\epsilon ,y,z,t,u\right),$

${G}_{2}:\left(x,y+\epsilon ,z,t,u\right),$

${G}_{3}:\left(x,y,z+\epsilon ,t,u\right),$

${G}_{4}:\left(x,y,z,t+\epsilon ,u\right),$

${G}_{5}:\left(x+\epsilon ,y+\epsilon ,z+\epsilon ,t,u\right),$

${G}_{6}:\left(x+\epsilon ,y+\epsilon ,z+\epsilon ,t+\epsilon ,u\right),$

${G}_{7}:\left(x+\lambda \epsilon ,y+\lambda \epsilon ,z+\lambda \epsilon ,t+\beta \epsilon ,u\right),$

where ${G}_{1},{G}_{2},{G}_{3}$ are space translations, ${G}_{4}$ is a time translation. $\epsilon$ is an arbitrary constant.

Theorem 2. If $u=f\left(x,y,z,t\right)$ is a known solution of Equation (10), then by using the symmetry groups ${G}_{i}\left(i=1,2,3,4\right)$ , so are the functions

${u}_{1}=f\left(x-\epsilon ,y,z,t\right),$

${u}_{2}=f\left(x,y-\epsilon ,z,t\right),$

${u}_{3}=f\left(x,y,z-\epsilon ,t\right),$

${u}_{4}=f\left(x,y,z,t-\epsilon \right),$

${u}_{5}=f\left(x-\epsilon ,y-\epsilon ,z-\epsilon ,t\right),$

${u}_{6}=f\left(x-\epsilon ,y-\epsilon ,z-\epsilon ,t-\epsilon \right),$

${u}_{7}=f\left(x-\lambda \epsilon ,y-\lambda \epsilon ,z-\lambda \epsilon ,t-\lambda \epsilon \right),$

where $\epsilon$ is any real constant.

4. Symmetry Reductions and Exact Solutions of the Double Dispersion Equation

In the previous sections, we obtained the infinitesimal generators ${V}_{i}\left(i=1,2,\cdots ,7\right)$ . In this section, we will get similarity variables and its reduction equations, and we obtain similarity solutions and travelling wave solutions of Equation (10) by solving the reduction equations.

Case 1. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{1}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x}$ , the similarity variables are $r=t,F\left(r\right)=\frac{1}{3}x-tu$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}x-F\left(r\right)}{t}$ , subs-

tituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

${F}_{r}=0,$ (14)

Obviously, $F={c}_{1}$ is a solution of Equation (14), where ${c}_{1}$ is an arbitrary constant. Therefore, Equation (10) has a similarity solution as follows:

$u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}x-{c}_{1}}{t}$ (15)

where $p=3$ .

Case 2. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{2}=\frac{\partial }{\partial y}$ , the similarity variables are $r=t,F\left(r\right)=\frac{1}{3}y-tu$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}y-F\left(r\right)}{t}$ , subs-

tituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

${F}_{r}=0,$ (16)

Obviously, $F={c}_{2}$ is a solution of Equation (16), where ${c}_{2}$ is an arbitrary constant. Therefore, Equation (10) has a similarity solution as follows:

$u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}y-{c}_{2}}{t}$ (17)

where $p=3$ .

Case 3. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{3}=\frac{\partial }{\partial z}$ , the similarity variables are $r=t,F\left(r\right)=\frac{1}{3}z-tu$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}z-F\left(r\right)}{t}$ , subs-

tituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

${F}_{r}=0,$ (18)

Obviously, $F={c}_{3}$ is a solution of Equation (18), where ${c}_{3}$ is an arbitrary constant. Therefore, Equation (10) has a similarity solution as follows:

$u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}z-{c}_{1}}{t}$ (19)

where $p=3$ .

Case 4. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{4}=\frac{\partial }{\partial t}$ , the similarity variables are

$r=x+y+z,F\left(r\right)=u$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=F\left(r\right)$ , substituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

$\Delta F\left(r\right)-{\Delta }^{2}F\left(r\right)+\Delta \left(F{\left(r\right)}^{p}\right)=0,$ (20)

Case 5. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{5}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\frac{\partial }{\partial z}$ , the similarity variables are $F\left(r\right)=\frac{1}{3}\left(x+y+z\right)-tu$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}\left(x+y+z\right)-F\left(r\right)}{t}$ , substituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

${F}_{r}=0,$ (21)

Obviously, $F={c}_{5}$ is a solution of Equation (21), where ${c}_{5}$ is an arbitrary constant. Therefore, Equation (10) has a similarity solution as follows:

$u=\frac{\frac{1}{3}\left(x+y+z\right)-{c}_{5}}{t}$ (22)

where $p=3$ .

Case 6. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{6}=\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial y}+\frac{\partial }{\partial z}+\frac{\partial }{\partial t}$ , the similarity

variables are $r=x+y+z-\lambda t,F\left(r\right)=u$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=F\left(r\right)$ , If we assume k = 0 of Equation (10), substituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

$\left(1-{\lambda }^{2}\right){F}_{rrrr}-p\left(p-1\right){F}^{p-2}{F}_{r}^{2}-p{F}^{p-1}{F}_{rr}+\left({\lambda }^{2}-1\right){F}_{rr}=0,$ (23)

So that Equation (23) is solvable in terms of Jacobi elliptic function, following the method described in  .

If ${\lambda }^{2}=\frac{4}{3}\sqrt{\frac{{c}_{6}}{5}}+1,F\left(r\right)=\sqrt{5{c}_{6}}d{n}^{2}\left(r,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ , where $dn\left(r,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ is the Jacobi

elliptic of the third kind function. Therefore, Equation (10) has a travelling wave solution as follows:

$u\left(x,y,z,t\right)=\sqrt{5{c}_{6}}d{n}^{2}\left(x+y+z-\sqrt{\frac{4}{3}\sqrt{\frac{{c}_{6}}{5}}+1}t,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ (24)

where $p=2$ , ${c}_{6}$ is an arbitrary constant.

If ${\lambda }^{2}=\frac{4}{3}\sqrt{\frac{{c}_{6}}{5}}+1,F\left(r\right)=\sqrt{5{c}_{6}}c{n}^{2}\left(r,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ , where $cn\left(r,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ is the Jacobi

elliptic cosine function. Therefore, Equation (10) has a travelling wave solution as follows:

$u\left(x,y,z,t\right)=\sqrt{5{c}_{6}}c{n}^{2}\left(x+y+z-\sqrt{\frac{4}{3}\sqrt{\frac{{c}_{6}}{5}}+1}t,\sqrt{\frac{8}{5}}\right)$ (25)

where $p=2$ , ${c}_{6}$ is an arbitrary constant.

Case 7. For the infinitesimal generator ${V}_{7}=\left(\lambda \frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial x}+\frac{\partial }{\partial x}\right)+\beta \frac{\partial }{\partial t}$ , following

the method described in  , the similarity variables are $r=\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t,$ $F\left(r\right)=u$ , and the group-invariant solution is $u=F\left(r\right)$ , Substituting the group-invariant solution into Equation (10), we obtain the following reduction equation

$\begin{array}{l}\left({\lambda }^{2}-{\beta }^{2}\right){\beta }^{2}{F}_{rrrr}+k\lambda {\beta }^{2}{F}_{rrr}-\left({\lambda }^{2}-{\beta }^{2}\right){\beta }^{2}{F}_{rr}\\ -{\beta }^{2}p{F}^{p-1}{F}_{rr}-{\beta }^{2}p\left(p-1\right){F}^{p-2}{F}_{r}^{2}=0,\end{array}$ (26)

Integrating twice with respect to r, we get

$\left({\lambda }^{2}-{\beta }^{2}\right){\beta }^{2}{F}_{rr}+k\lambda {\beta }^{2}{F}_{r}-\left({\lambda }^{2}-{\beta }^{2}\right)F+{\beta }^{2}{F}^{p}=0,$ (27)

Let us assume that Equation (27) has solution of the form

$F={c}_{7}{H}^{{c}_{8}}\left(r\right),$ (28)

where ${c}_{7},{c}_{8}$ are arbitrary constants, and $H\left(r\right)$ is a solution of the Jacobi equation

${H}_{r}^{2}=\mu +r{H}^{2}+{H}^{4},$ (29)

If $H\left(r\right)=sn\left(r,m\right)$ , where $sn\left(r,m\right)$ is Jacobi elliptic sine function, we obtain $F\left(r\right)=rsn\left(r,m\right)$ is a solution of Equation (27). By substituting $F\left(r\right)$ $=rsn\left(r,m\right)$ into (27), we obtain the equation

$\begin{array}{l}-{\beta }^{2}rd{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right){\lambda }^{2}-m{\beta }^{2}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)s{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right){\lambda }^{2}\\ -rsn\left(r,m\right){\lambda }^{2}+{\beta }^{2}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)d{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)s{n}^{-1}\left(r,m\right){\lambda }^{2}\\ -{\beta }^{2}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)d{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)s{n}^{-1}\left(r,m\right){\lambda }^{2}+k{\beta }^{2}rcn\left(r,m\right)dn\left(r,m\right)\\ +{\beta }^{2}rsn\left(r,m\right)+m{\beta }^{4}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)n\left(r,m\right)\\ -{\beta }^{4}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)d{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)s{n}^{-1}\left(r,m\right)\\ +{\beta }^{4}rc{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)d{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)s{n}^{-1}\left(r,m\right)\\ +{\beta }^{2}rs{n}^{2}\left(r,m\right)=0,\end{array}$ (30)

If ${\lambda }^{2}=2{\beta }^{2}$ , Equation (10) has a travelling wave solution as follows:

$u\left(x,y,z,t\right)=\left[\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t\right]sn\left(\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t,-1\right),$ (31)

where $m=-1,p=2$ . As $sn\left(\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t,1\right)=tanh\left(\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t\right)$ , we obtain $F\left(r\right)=\frac{1}{4}tanh\left(r\right)$ is a solution of Equation (27), yb substituting $F\left(r\right)$ $=\frac{1}{4}tanh\left(r\right)$ into Equation (27), we obtain a travelling wave solution as follows:

$u\left(x,y,z,t\right)=\frac{1}{4}tanh\left(x+y+z-\frac{t}{2}\right),$ (32)

where $k=8,p=3$

If $F\left(r\right)=rcn\left(r,m\right)$ is a solution of Equation (27). By substituting $F\left(r\right)$ $=rcn\left(r,m\right)$ into (27), when ${\lambda }^{2}=2{\beta }^{2}$ , Equation (10) has a travelling wave solution as follows:

$u\left(x,y,z,t\right)=\left[\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t\right]cn\left(\beta \left(x+y+z\right)-\lambda t,-1\right),$ (33)

where $m=1,p=2$

5. Conclusion

In this paper, we study the symmetry reductions and explicit solutions of a multidimensional double dispersion equation by means of classical Lie group method. First, we get the symmetry groups and the infinitesimal generators of Equation (10). Then, we discuss the Lie symmetry groups of the multidimensional double dispersion equation and obtain the group-invariant solution. Finally, we obtain similarity solutions and travelling wave solutions of Equation (10) using similarity variables.

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Education of Guizhou Province: KY103.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Yu, J. , Li, F. and She, L. (2017) Lie Symmetry Reductions and Exact Solutions of a Multidimensional Double Dispersion Equation. Applied Mathematics, 8, 712-723. doi: 10.4236/am.2017.85056.

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