The present paper is concerned with the propagation of shear waves in an anisotropic inhomogeneous layer whose elastic constants are functions of temperature. The dependence of material properties on temperature gives rise to inhomogeneity of the layer which is one of the trivial characteristics of the constituent layers of earth which may cause due to the presence of various types of elements and compounds beneath the earth. The layer is lying over a rigid foundation and there is no loading on the upper boundary. The dispersion equation of shear waves has been obtained in closed form. Numerical computations are performed and graphs are plotted to show the effect of inhomogeneity and anisotropy factors on the dimensionless phase velocity. It is found that the phase velocity is considerably influenced by the inhomogeneity and anisotropy of the layer.
Effect of inhomogeneity due to temperature on the propagation of shear waves in an anisotropic layer
Bishwanath Prasad, Prakash Chandra Pal, Santimoy Kundu, Narayan Prasad; Effect of inhomogeneity due to temperature on the propagation of shear waves in an anisotropic layer. AIP Conf. Proc. 13 July 2017; 1860 (1): 020053. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4990352
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