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Love waves in ber-reinforced layer imperfectly bonded to microstructural couple stress substrate

Vishal Sharma, Vikas Sharma
Interior of earth is quite complex and it shows many heterogeneities in the form of microstructures.
It is difficult to model earth in a mathematical formulation of a problem, yet it is always desirable
that model should be nearest approximation of earth. In this paper, Love waves are investigated
using a new geometrical configuration which consist a finite thicker fiber-reinforced layer lying
over a couple stress half-space having internal microstructures. The two media are assumed to
be imperfectly bonded to each other at the interface. Dispersion and damping equations for the
propagation of Love waves in the considered model are derived. The effects of various parameters
like imperfectness at the interfacial surface, thickness of the layer, characteristic length parameter
of half-space, direction of reinforcement are studied on the phase and damping velocities of Love
Keywords: Love wave;Couple stress theory;Fiber-reinforced medium;Characteristic length;Imperfect interface


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