Volume 9, Issue 1
Approximate Similarity Solution to a Nonlinear Diffusion Equation with Spherical Symmetry

J. Mortensen, S. Olsen, J. Parlange & A. Telyakovskiy

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Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 9 (2012), pp. 105-114

Published online: 2012-09

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In this article we construct an approximate similarity solution to a nonlinear diffusion equation in spherical coordinates. In hydrology this equation is known as the Boussinesq equation when written in planar or cylindrical coordinates. Recently Li et al. [8] obtained an approximate similarity solution to the Boussinesq equation in cylindrical coordinates. Here we consider the same problem in spherical coordinates with the prescribed power law point source boundary condition. The resulting scaling function has a power law singularity at the origin versus a logarithmic singularity in the cylindrical case.

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Approximate solutions similarity solutions Boussinesq equation nonlinear diffusion

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34B15 35K20 76S05 80A20

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TY - JOUR T1 - Approximate Similarity Solution to a Nonlinear Diffusion Equation with Spherical Symmetry AU - J. Mortensen, S. Olsen, J. Parlange & A. Telyakovskiy JO - International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling VL - 1 SP - 105 EP - 114 PY - 2012 DA - 2012/09 SN - 9 DO - http://dor.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/614.html KW - Approximate solutions KW - similarity solutions KW - Boussinesq equation KW - nonlinear diffusion AB - In this article we construct an approximate similarity solution to a nonlinear diffusion equation in spherical coordinates. In hydrology this equation is known as the Boussinesq equation when written in planar or cylindrical coordinates. Recently Li et al. [8] obtained an approximate similarity solution to the Boussinesq equation in cylindrical coordinates. Here we consider the same problem in spherical coordinates with the prescribed power law point source boundary condition. The resulting scaling function has a power law singularity at the origin versus a logarithmic singularity in the cylindrical case.
J. Mortensen, S. Olsen, J. Parlange & A. Telyakovskiy. (1970). Approximate Similarity Solution to a Nonlinear Diffusion Equation with Spherical Symmetry. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 9 (1). 105-114. doi:
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