Transmission of elastic waves in anisotropic nematic elastomers

S. S. Singh

Abstract


The problem of reflection and refraction of elastic waves due to an incident quasi-primary (qP) wave at a plane interface between two dissimilar nematic elastomer half-spaces has been investigated. The expressions for the phase velocities corresponding to primary and secondary waves are given. It is observed that these phase velocities depend on the angle of propagation of the elastic waves. The reflection and refraction coefficients corresponding to the reflected and refracted waves, respectively, are derived by using appropriate boundary conditions. The energy transmission of the reflected and refracted waves is obtained, and the energy ratios and the reflection and refraction coefficients are computed numerically.

doi: 10.1017/S1446181115000061

Keywords


nematic elastomers; qP-wave; qSV-wave; reflection; refraction; phase velocity



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v56i0.8667



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