, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 363–370 | Cite as

Surface waves in fibre-reinforced anisotropic elastic media

  • P R Sengupta
  • Sisir Nath


The aim of this paper is to investigate surface waves in anisotropic fibre-reinforced solid elastic media. First, the theory of general surface waves has been derived and applied to study the particular cases of surface waves — Rayleigh, Love and Stoneley types. The wave velocity equations are found to be in agreement with the corresponding classical result when the anisotropic elastic parameters tends to zero. It is important to note that the Rayleigh type of wave velocity in the fibre-reinforced elastic medium increases to a considerable amount in comparison with the Rayleigh wave velocity in isotropic materials.


Fibre-reinforced medium surface waves Rayleigh waves Love waves Stoneley waves 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P R Sengupta
    • 1
  • Sisir Nath
    • 2
  1. 1.CalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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