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    • Keywords


      Torsional wave; anisotropy; initial stress; irregularity; non-homogeneity

    • Abstract


      The present paper is concerned with the propagation of torsional surface waves in an initially stressedanisotropic porous layer sandwiched between homogeneous and non-homogeneous half-space. We assumethe quadratic inhomogeneity in rigidity and density in the lower half-space and irregularity is taken inthe form of rectangle at the interface separating the layer from the lower half-space. The dispersionequation for torsional waves has been obtained in a closed form. Velocity equation is also obtained inthe absence of irregularity. The study reveals that the presence of irregularity, initial stress, porosity,inhomogeneity and anisotropy factor in the dispersion equation approves the significant effect of theseparameters in the propagation of torsional waves in porous medium. It has also been observed that fora uniform media, the velocity equation reduces to the classical result of Love wave.

    • Author Affiliations


      Anup Saha1 Santimoy Kundu1 Shishir Gupta1 Pramod Kumar Vaishnav1

      1. Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826 004, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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