High-order numerical method for scattering data of the Korteweg - De Vries equation

A. Gudko, A. Gelash, R. Mullyadzhanov

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Nonlinear wavefields governed by integrable models such as the Korteweg-De Vries (KdV) equation can be decomposed into the so-called scattering data playing the role of independent elementary harmonics evolving trivially in time. A typical scattering data portrait of a spatially localised wavefield represents nonlinear coherent wave structures (solitons) and incoherent radiation. In this work we present a fourth-order accurate algorithm to compute the scattering data within the KdV model. The method based on the Magnus expansion technique provides accurate information about soliton amplitudes, velocities and intensity of the radiation. Our tests performed using a box-shaped wavefield confirm that all components of the scattering data are computed correctly, while the test based on a single-soliton solution verifies the declared order of a numerical scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2020
Event36th Siberian Thermophysical Seminar, STS 2020 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Oct 20207 Oct 2020


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