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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 312840, 16 pages
Research Article

Effect of Stiffness on Reflection and Transmission of Waves at an Interface between Heat Conducting Elastic Solid and Micropolar Fluid Media

1Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, India
2Research Centre, Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, India
3Department of Applied Sciences, Gurukul Vidyapeeth Institute of Engineering and Technology, Banur, Sector 7, Patiala District, Punjab 140601, India

Received 28 March 2014; Accepted 8 July 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Maruccio

Copyright © 2014 Rajneesh Kumar et al. 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 investigation is concerned with the propagation of waves at an imperfect boundary of heat conducting elastic solid and micropolar fluid media. The amplitude ratios of various reflected and transmitted waves are obtained in a closed form due to incidence of longitudinal wave (P-wave), thermal wave (T-wave), and transverse wave (SV-wave). The variation of various amplitude ratios with angle of incidence is obtained for normal force stiffness, transverse force stiffness, thermal contact conductance, and perfect bonding. Numerical results are shown graphically to depict the effect of stiffness and thermal relaxation times on resulting quantities. Some particular cases are also deduced in the present investigation.