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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 363-372

On Lamb's plane problem in micropolar viscoelastic half-space with stretch

1Department of Mathematics, Doaba College, Jalandhar, India
2Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
3Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA

Received 1 November 1988; Revised 30 December 1988

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A study is made of Lamb's plane problem in micropolar viscoelastic half-space with stretch. The viscoelasticity is characterized by the rate-dependent theories of micro-viscoelasticity generalizing the classical Kelvin-Voigt theory. The displacement components, force stress, couple stress and vector first moment are obtained for a half-space subjected to an arbitrary normal load. Two particular cases of a horizontal force and a torque which are time harmonic have been considered. Several limiting cases are obtained as special cases of the present analysis.