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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 23, Issue 9, Pages 627-637

Rayleigh waves in a thermoelastic granular medium under initial stress

Mathematics Department, Faculty of Education, El-Arish, Egypt

Received 23 December 1998

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We study the effect of initial stress on the propagation of Rayleigh waves in a granular medium under incremental thermal stresses. We also obtain the frequency equation, in the form of a twelfth-order determinantal expression, which is in agreement with the corresponding classical results.