In Ref.  , it has been shown that the solutions (5) and (7) can exhibit the bright lump wave structure (one peak and two valleys), while the solution (6) displays a bright-dark lump wave (one peak and one valley).
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.
2. Interaction Solutions to the (2 + 1)-Dimensional Sawada-Kotera Equation
We assume that f has the combined solutions of the form
where is a function and three linear wave variables are
where the parameters 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 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:
where are all arbitrary real constants. Therefore, we can say that if and parameters obey constraining conditions (10), the resulting combined solutions (8) will generate many classes of interaction solutions. Furthermore, if we require , 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 and , we have
Case II: When and , we have
Case III: When and , we have
Case IV: When and , we have
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, is essential. So the asymptotic behaviors of the obtained solutions (14), (17) and (20) can be got: as .
For Equation (14), the collision behavior shows the single stripe soliton wave feature. From the expression of , 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 .
In order to investigate the interaction phenomena in and , we can change in Equation (14). When , as shown in Figure 1, the collision behavior of lump solution and single stripe soliton will occur. It is clear that when , the solution represents two waves: the lump solution and the single stripe soliton. When , the lump solution disappears, and only the single stripe soliton exists. It reflects the completely non-elastic interaction between two different waves. When , oppositely, we can see from Figure 2 that when , only the single stripe soliton exists. When , the lump solution appears and the solution represents the lump solution and the single stripe soliton. It also reflects the completely non-elastic interaction between two different waves. From above two behaviors, we can see that the interaction phenomena both happen near , when , the lump solution is drowned or swallowed by the single stripe soliton after , and when , the lump solution rises up and appears before .
For Equation (17) and Equation (20), the collision behaviors show the soliton wave feature. From the expression of and , 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 , the collision behaviors indicate that the interaction phenomena in and are consistent. It is clear that when , only the soliton solution exists. When , the lump solution appears and the solution and severally represent two waves: the lump solution and the soliton solution. When , the lump solution disappears, and only the soliton solution exists. The process of interaction can be seen from Figure 3 and Figure 4.
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
Figure 1. Evolution plot of lump solution and single stripe soliton with a1 = 0.1, a4 = 0, a5 = −0.1, a8 = 0, a9 = 0.7, a12 = −1 in Equation (14). (a) t = −1; (b) t = −0.1; (c) t = −0; (d) t = 0.1; (e) t = −0.3; (f) t = 1.
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
Figure 2. Evolution plot of lump solution and single stripe soliton with a1 = 0.1, a4 = 0, a5 = −0.1, a8 = 0, a9 = −0.7, a12 = −1 in Equation (14). (a) t = −1; (b) t = −0.3; (c) t = −0.1; (d) t = 0; (e) t = 0.1; (f) t = −1.
(a) (b) (c)
Figure 3. Evolution plot of lump solution and soliton solution with a1 = 0.5, a4 = 0, a5 = −0.5, a8 = 0, a9 = 0.9, a12 = 2 in Equation (17). (a) t = −0.5; (b) t = 0; (c) t = 0.5.
(a) (b) (c)
Figure 4. Evolution plot of lump solution and soliton solution with a1 = 0.8, a4 = 0, a5 = −0.8, a8 = 0, a9 = 2, a12 = −1 in Equation (20). (a) t = −0.5; (b) t = 0; (c) t = 0.5.
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.
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