The purpose of this paper is to study the reflection of plane waves in thermoelastic medium with double porosity structure.
A two-dimensional model is considered of an isotropic thermoelastic half-space with double porosity. Thermoelasticity with one relaxation time given by Lord and Shulman (1967) has been used to study the problem. It is found that there exists four coupled longitudinal waves, namely, longitudinal wave (P), longitudinal thermal wave (T), longitudinal volume fractional wave corresponding to pores (PVI) and longitudinal volume fractional wave corresponding to fissures (PVII), in addition to an uncoupled transverse wave (SV).
The formulae for amplitude ratios of various reflected waves are obtained in closed form. It is found that these amplitude ratios are functions of angle of incidence. Effect of porosity and thermal relaxation time is shown graphically on the amplitude ratios with angle of incidence for a particular model.
Reflection of plane waves is of great practical importance. There are many organic and inorganic deposits beneath the earth surface. Wave propagation is the simplest and most economical technique to detect these. The model discussed in the present paper can provide useful information for experimental researchers working in the field of geophysics and earthquake engineering, along with seismologist working in the field of mining tremors and drilling into the crust of the earth.
Kumar, R., Vohra, R. and Gorla, M. (2016), "Reflection of plane waves in thermoelastic medium with double porosity", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 748-778. https://doi.org/10.1108/MMMS-01-2016-0002Download as .RIS
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