Plane Wave Propagation Through a Planer Slab

Document Type : Research Paper


Principal, DIPS Polytechnic College, Hoshiarpur


An approximation technique is considered for computing transmission and reflection coefficients for propagation of an elastic pulse through a planar slab of finite width. The propagation of elastic pulse through a planar slab is derived from first principles using straightforward time-dependent method. The paper ends with calculations of enhancement factor for the elastic plane wave and it is shown that it depends on the velocity ratio of the wave in two different media but not the incident wave form. The result, valid for quite arbitrary incident pulses and quite arbitrary slab inhomogeneities, agrees with that obtained by time-independent methods, but uses more            elementary methods.


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