Reflection of Plane Waves from a Free Surface of an Initially Stressed Transversely Isotropic Dissipative Medium

Abstract

The governing equations of a transversely isotropic dissipative medium are solved analytically to obtain the speeds of plane waves. The appropriate solutions satisfy the required boundary conditions at the stress-free surface to obtain the expressions of the reflection coefficients of reflected quasi-P (qP) and quasi-SV (qSV) waves in closed form for the incidence of qP and qSV waves. A particular model is chosen for numerical computation of these reflection coefficients for a certain range of the angle of incidence. The numerical values of these reflection coefficients are shown graphically against the angle of incidence for different values of initial stress parameter. The impact of initial stress parameter on the reflection coefficients is observed significantly.

The governing equations of a transversely isotropic dissipative medium are solved analytically to obtain the speeds of plane waves. The appropriate solutions satisfy the required boundary conditions at the stress-free surface to obtain the expressions of the reflection coefficients of reflected quasi-P (qP) and quasi-SV (qSV) waves in closed form for the incidence of qP and qSV waves. A particular model is chosen for numerical computation of these reflection coefficients for a certain range of the angle of incidence. The numerical values of these reflection coefficients are shown graphically against the angle of incidence for different values of initial stress parameter. The impact of initial stress parameter on the reflection coefficients is observed significantly.

Keywords

Transversely Isotropic, Dissipative Medium, Initial Stress, Plane Waves, Reflection, Reflection Coefficients

Transversely Isotropic, Dissipative Medium, Initial Stress, Plane Waves, Reflection, Reflection Coefficients

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nullB. Singh and J. Arora, "Reflection of Plane Waves from a Free Surface of an Initially Stressed Transversely Isotropic Dissipative Medium,"*Applied Mathematics*, Vol. 2 No. 9, 2011, pp. 1129-1133. doi: 10.4236/am.2011.29156.

nullB. Singh and J. Arora, "Reflection of Plane Waves from a Free Surface of an Initially Stressed Transversely Isotropic Dissipative Medium,"

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