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Earthquakes and Structures   Volume 10, Number 1, January 2016, pages 91-104
Modeling of SH-waves in a fiber-reinforced anisotropic layer
Rajneesh Kakar

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    In this paper we investigate the existence of SH-waves in fiber-reinforced layer placed over a heterogeneous elastic half-space. The heterogeneity of the elastic half-space is caused by the exponential variations of density and rigidity. As a special case when both the layers are homogeneous, our derived equation is in agreement with the general equation of Love wave. Numerically, it is observed that the velocity of SH-waves decreases with the increase of heterogeneity and reinforced parameters. The dimensionless phase velocity of SH-waves increases with the decreases of dimensionless wave number and shown through figures.
Key Words
    heterogeneity; fiber reinforced medium; SH-waves
Rajneesh Kakar: 163/1, C-B, Jalandhar-144022, India

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