A New Exact Solution of Burgers' Equation with Linearized Solution

Chun Ku Kuo, Sen Yung Lee

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This paper considers a general Burgers' equation with the nonlinear term coefficient being an arbitrary constant. Two identical solutions of the general Burgers' equation are separately derived by a direct integration method and the simplest equation method with the Bernoulli equation being the simplest equation. The proposed exact solutions overcome the long existing problem of discontinuity and can be successfully reduced to linearity, while the nonlinear term coefficient approaches zero. In addition, a general Cole-Hopf transform is introduced. Finally, the proposed derived solution is compared with the perturbation solution and other existing exact solutions. A new phenomenon, which we named "kink sliding," is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number414808
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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