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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 671783, 15 pages
Research Article

Rotation and Magnetic Field Effect on Surface Waves Propagation in an Elastic Layer Lying over a Generalized Thermoelastic Diffusive Half-Space with Imperfect Boundary

1Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Taif 888, Saudi Arabia
2Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, SVU, Qena 83523, Egypt
3Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt

Received 7 April 2014; Accepted 14 October 2014

Academic Editor: Gongnan Xie

Copyright © 2015 S. M. Abo-Dahab 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 aim of the present investigation is to study the effects of magnetic field, relaxation times, and rotation on the propagation of surface waves with imperfect boundary. The propagation between an isotropic elastic layer of finite thickness and a homogenous isotropic thermodiffusive elastic half-space with rotation in the context of Green-Lindsay (GL) model is studied. The secular equation for surface waves in compact form is derived after developing the mathematical model. The phase velocity and attenuation coefficient are obtained for stiffness, and then deduced for normal stiffness, tangential stiffness and welded contact. The amplitudes of displacements, temperature, and concentration are computed analytically at the free plane boundary. Some special cases are illustrated and compared with previous results obtained by other authors. The effects of rotation, magnetic field, and relaxation times on the speed, attenuation coefficient, and the amplitudes of displacements, temperature, and concentration are displayed graphically.