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A. Pradhan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, S. K. Samal1 and N. C. Mahanti1

1Department of Applied Mathematics Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi 835215, India


Received: December 2, 2002
Accepted: June 17, 2003
Publication Date: September 1, 2003

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Dispersion of Love waves is studied in a self-reinforced layer lying over an elastic non-homogeneous half space. The wave velocity equation is found to be in perfect agreement with the corresponding classical result when the anisotropic elastic parameters tend to zero. Dispersion curves for the shear wave velocity ratio and the effect of anisotropy and heterogeneity have been shown graphically. It is observed that the shear wave velocity ratio of Love waves is greater for the heterogeneous half-space than for the homogeneous one. The differences are quite distinct for the smaller values of wave numbers.

Keywords: Anisotropy, Love Waves, Self-reinforced Medium, Shear Wave Velocity, Inhomogeneity Parameter


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