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Smart Materials Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 281013, 9 pages
Research Article

The Effects of Piezoelectricity on the Interaction of Waves in Fluid-Loaded Poroelastic Half-Space

1Department of Mathematics, Dyal Singh College, Karnal 132001, India
2Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 36119, India

Received 21 October 2013; Revised 9 February 2014; Accepted 6 March 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: Manas C. Ray

Copyright © 2014 Vishakha Gupta and Anil K. Vashishth. 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 effects of piezoelectricity on the interaction of waves at fluid-poroelastic interface are studied. The constitutive equations and governing equations are formulated and their solution is obtained. The boundary conditions are described at fluid-solid interface. The effects of various parameters on the angle of refraction, amplitude ratios, displacements, electric potentials, and vertical component of slowness are studied numerically for a particular model. The results obtained are in agreement with the general laws of physics.