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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 621928, 7 pages
Research Article

Effect of Rotation on Propagation of Waves in Transversely Isotropic Thermoelastic Half-Space

1Department of CS & IT, Mazoon University College, P.O. Box 79, Al Rusayl, 124 Muscat, Oman
2Department of Mathematics & Applied Sciences, MEC, P.O. Box 79, Al Rusayl, 124 Muscat, Oman

Received 6 February 2014; Revised 9 June 2014; Accepted 9 June 2014; Published 19 June 2014

Academic Editor: Pizhong Qiao

Copyright © 2014 Raj Rani Gupta and Rajani Rani Gupta. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present study is concerned with the effect of rotation on the propagation of plane waves in a transversely isotropic medium in the context of thermoelasticity theory of GN theory of types II and III. After solving the governing equations, three waves propagating in the medium are obtained. The fastest among them is a quasilongitudinal wave. The slowest of them is a thermal wave. The remaining is called quasitransverse wave. The prefix “quasi” refers to their polarizations being nearly, but not exactly, parallel or perpendicular to the direction of propagation. The polarizations of these three waves are not mutually orthogonal. After imposing the appropriate boundary conditions, the amplitudes of reflection coefficients have been obtained. Numerically simulated results have been plotted graphically with respect to frequency to evince the effect of rotation and anisotropy.