Tbilisi Mathematical Journal

Cubic B-spline collocation method for solving time fractional gas dynamics equation

A. Esen and O. Tasbozan

Full-text: Access denied (no subscription detected)

We're sorry, but we are unable to provide you with the full text of this article because we are not able to identify you as a subscriber. If you have a personal subscription to this journal, then please login. If you are already logged in, then you may need to update your profile to register your subscription. Read more about accessing full-text


In the present manuscript, a cubic B-spline finite element collocation method has been used to obtain numerical solutions of the nonlinear time fractional gas dynamics equation. While the Caputo form is used for the time fractional derivative appearing in the equation, the $L1$ discretization formula is applied to the equation in terms of time. It has been seen that the results of the present study are in agreement with the those of exact solution. Therefore, the present method can be used as an alternative and efficient one to find out the numerical solutions of both linear and nonlinear fractional differential equations available in the literature. In order to control the accuracy and efficiency of the present method, the error norms $L_{2}$ and $L_{\infty}$ have been calculated. It is evident that the newly obtained numerical solutions by the present method can be computed easily with the implementation and effectiveness of the approach used in the article.

Article information

Tbilisi Math. J., Volume 8, Issue 2 (2015), 221-231.

Received: 13 July 2015
Accepted: 5 August 2015
First available in Project Euclid: 12 June 2018

Permanent link to this document

Digital Object Identifier

Primary: 97N40: Numerical analysis
Secondary: 65N30: Finite elements, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods, finite methods 65D07: Splines 74S05: Finite element methods

Finite element method collocation time fractional gas dynamics equation cubic B-spline


Esen, A.; Tasbozan, O. Cubic B-spline collocation method for solving time fractional gas dynamics equation. Tbilisi Math. J. 8 (2015), no. 2, 221--231. doi:10.1515/tmj-2015-0024. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.tbilisi/1528769019

Export citation