Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 389017, 8 pages
Research Article

Exact Solutions of Generalized Boussinesq-Burgers Equations and (2+1)-Dimensional Davey-Stewartson Equations

International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X 2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa

Received 19 September 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editor: Asghar Qadir

Copyright © 2012 Isaiah Elvis Mhlanga and Chaudry Masood Khalique. 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 study two coupled systems of nonlinear partial differential equations, namely, generalized Boussinesq-Burgers equations and (2+1)-dimensional Davey-Stewartson equations. The Lie symmetry method is utilized to obtain exact solutions of the generalized Boussinesq-Burgers equations. The travelling wave hypothesis approach is used to find exact solutions of the (2+1)-dimensional Davey-Stewartson equations.