Numerical solutions of a general coupled nonlinear system of parabolic and hyperbolic equations of thermoelasticity
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
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Accepted: 3 April 2017
Published online: 9 May 2017
In this paper, the weighted-average non-standard finite-difference (WANSFD) method is used to study numerically the general time-fractional nonlinear, one-dimensional problem of thermoelasticity. This model contains the standard system arising in thermoelasticity as a special case. The stability of the proposed method is analyzed by a procedure akin to the standard John von Neumann technique. Moreover, the accuracy of the proposed scheme is proved. Numerical results are presented graphically, which reveal that the WANSFD method is easy to implement, effective and convenient for solving the proposed system. The proposed method could also be easily extended to solve other systems of fractional partial differential equations.
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