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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2011, Article ID 721349, 9 pages
Research Article

Dispersion of Love Waves in a Composite Layer Resting on Monoclinic Half-Space

BAS Division, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi 110025, India

Received 23 March 2011; Revised 23 May 2011; Accepted 12 June 2011

Academic Editor: M. A. Fontelos

Copyright © 2011 Sukumar Saha. 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.


Dispersion of Love waves is studied in a fibre-reinforced layer resting on monoclinic half-space. The wave velocity equation has been obtained for a fiber-reinforced layer resting on monoclinic half space. Shear wave velocity ratio curve for Love waves has been shown graphically for fibre reinforced material layer resting on various monoclinic half-spaces. In a similar way, shear wave velocity ratio curve for Love waves has been plotted for an isotropic layer resting on various monoclinic half-spaces. From these curves, it has been observed that the curves are of similar type for a fibre reinforced layer resting on monoclinic half-spaces, and the shear wave velocity ratio ranges from 1.14 to 7.19, whereas for the case isotropic layer, this range varies from 1.0 to 2.19.