Plane-Strain Surface Waves in a Laminated Composite

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G. Herrmann

Division of Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 94305

M. Hemami

Isfahan, Iran

J. Appl. Mech 49(4), 747-753 (Dec 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3162612 History: Received May 01, 1981; Revised May 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


Elastic wave propagation in plane strain in a periodically layered half space is considered, with the layering parallel to the bounding traction-free plane. Attention is focused on surface waves of the Rayleigh-type propagating parallel to the bounding plane. It is found that such waves are highly dispersive and that higher branches may be discontinuous.

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