Boundary Value Problems
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 915721, 23 pages
Research Article

Applications of the New Compound Riccati Equations Rational Expansion Method and Fan's Subequation Method for the Davey-Stewartson Equations

1Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Kafr El-Sheikh University, Kafr El-Sheikh 33516, Egypt
2Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Received 13 January 2010; Accepted 26 March 2010

Academic Editor: Vicentiu D. Radulescu

Copyright © 2010 Hassan Zedan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We used what we called extended Fan's sub-equation method and a new compound Riccati equations rational expansion method to construct the exact travelling wave solutions of the Davey-Stewartson (DS) equations. The basic idea of the proposed extended Fan's subequation method is to take fulls advantage of the general elliptic equations, involving five parameters, which have many new solutions and whose degeneracies lead to special subequations involving three parameters like Riccati equation, first-kind elliptic equation, auxiliary ordinary equation and generalized Riccati equation. Many new exact solutions of the Davey-Stewartson (DS) equations including more general soliton solutions, triangular solutions, and double-periodic solutions are constructed by symbolic computation.