The homotopy analysis method (HAM) is applied to obtain the approximate analytic solution of the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and Burgers equations. The homotopy analysis method (HAM) is an analytic technique which provides us with a new way to obtain series solutions of such nonlinear problems. HAM contains the auxiliary parameter , which provides us with a straightforward way to adjust and control the convergence region of the series solution. The resulted HAM solution at 8th-order and 14th-order approximation is then compared with that of the exact soliton solutions of KdV and Burgers equations, respectively, and shown to be in excellent agreement.
Mojtaba Nazari. Faisal Salah. Zainal Abdul Aziz. Merbakhsh Nilashi. "Approximate Analytic Solution for the KdV and Burger Equations with the Homotopy Analysis Method." J. Appl. Math. 2012 1 - 13, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/878349