### Abstract

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 language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-17 |

Number of pages | 17 |

Journal | Boundary Value Problems |

Volume | 2015 |

Issue number | 1 |

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Publication status | Published - 2015 |

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*Boundary Value Problems*,

*2015*(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13661-015-0281-0

**Artificial boundary condition for a modified fractional diffusion problem.** / Awotunde, Abeeb A.; Ghanam, Ryad; Tatar, Nasser eddine.

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*Boundary Value Problems*, vol. 2015, no. 1, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13661-015-0281-0

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T1 - Artificial boundary condition for a modified fractional diffusion problem

AU - Awotunde, Abeeb A.

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AU - Tatar, Nasser eddine

PY - 2015

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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