ABSTRACT The present paper has been framed to study the influence of irregularity, initial stress and porosity on the propagation of torsional surface waves in an initially stressed anisotropic poro-elastic layer over a semi-infinite heterogeneous half space with linearly varying rigidity and density due to irregularity at the interface. The irregularity has been taken in the half-space in the form of a parabola. It is observed that torsional sur- face waves propagate in this assumed medium. In the absence of irregularity the velocity of torsional surface wave has been obtained. Further, it has been seen that for a layer over a homogeneous half space, the velo- city of torsional surface waves coincides with that of Love waves.
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