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Journal of Thermodynamics
Volume 2014, Article ID 134276, 10 pages
Research Article

Effect of Initial Stress on the Propagation Characteristics of Waves in Fiber-Reinforced Transversely Isotropic Thermoelastic Material under an Inviscid Liquid Layer

1Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana 136119, India
2University Institute of Engg. & Tech., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana 136119, India
3Department of Mathematics, Deen Bandhu Chotu Ram Uni. of Sc. & Tech., Sonipat, Haryana 131027, India

Received 24 May 2014; Accepted 17 July 2014; Published 26 August 2014

Academic Editor: Felix Sharipov

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 deals with the propagation of waves in fiber-reinforced transversely isotropic thermoelastic solid half space with initial stresses under a layer of inviscid liquid. The secular equation for surface equation in compact form is derived after developing the mathematical model. The phase velocity and attenuation coefficients of plane waves are studied numerically for a particular model. Effects of initial stress and thickness of the layer on the phase velocity, attenuation coefficient, and specific loss of energy are predicted graphically in the certain model. A particular case of Rayleigh wave has been discussed and the dispersion curves of the phase velocity and attenuation coefficients have also been presented graphically. Some other particular cases are also deduced from the present investigation.