Artificial boundary condition for a modified fractional diffusion problem

Abeeb A. Awotunde, Ryad Ghanam, Nasser eddine Tatar

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A diffusion problem involving a time derivative acting on two time scales represented by two fractional derivatives is investigated. The orders of the fractional derivatives are both between 0 and 1 and therefore the problem corresponds to the subdiffusion case. It is considered on a semi-infinite axis and the forcing term and the initial data are assumed compactly supported. To reduce the problem to that support there is a risk of being lead to an ‘infected’ problem due to the reflected waves on the new settled boundary. To avoid this undesirable effect of reflected waves on the standard boundaries, we establish artificial boundaries and find the appropriate artificial boundary conditions. Then, using the properties of fractional derivatives, a generalized version of the Mittag-Leffler function and some adequate manipulations of inverse Laplace transforms we find the explicit solution of the reduced problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalBoundary Value Problems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis

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