Rayleigh Wave in an Initially Stressed Transversely Isotropic Dissipative Half-Space

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mathematics, Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11,Chandigarh


The governing equations of a transversely isotropic dissipative medium are solved analytically to obtain the surface wave solutions. The appropriate solutions satisfy the required boundary conditions at the stress-free surface to obtain the frequency equation of Rayleigh wave. The numerical values of the non-dimensional speed of Rayleigh wave speed are computed for different values of frequency and initial stress parameter. The effects of transverse isotropy and initial stress parameter are observed on the Rayleigh wave speed.


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