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ISRN Geophysics
Volume 2013, Article ID 857937, 6 pages
Research Article

Propagation of Rayleigh Wave in a Two-Temperature Generalized Thermoelastic Solid Half-Space

Department of Mathematics, Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh 160011, India

Received 8 December 2012; Accepted 3 January 2013

Academic Editors: Y.-J. Chuo, D. Kass, and X. Perez-Campos

Copyright © 2013 Baljeet Singh. 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 Rayleigh surface wave is studied at a stress-free thermally insulated surface of an isotropic, linear, and homogeneous two-temperature thermoelastic solid half-space in the context of Lord and Shulman theory of generalized thermoelasticity. The governing equations of a two-temperature generalized thermoelastic medium are solved for surface wave solutions. The appropriate particular solutions are applied to the required boundary conditions to obtain the frequency equation of the Rayleigh wave. Some special cases are also derived. The speed of Rayleigh wave is computed numerically and shown graphically to show the dependence on the frequency and two-temperature parameter.