Magnetoelastic Plane Waves in Infinite Rotating Media

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S. K. Roy Choudhuri

Department of Mathematics, Burdwan University, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

L. Debnath

Department of Mathematics, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. 27834

J. Appl. Mech 50(2), 283-287 (Jun 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167033 History: Received September 01, 1982; Revised December 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


A study is made of the propagation of magnetoelastic plane waves in an electrically conducting, infinite elastic solid permeated by a primary uniform magnetic field when the entire medium rotates with a constant angular velocity. A more general dispersion relation is obtained to investigate the effects of rotation and the external magnetic field on the phase velocity of the waves. This analysis reveals that when the applied magnetic field has both longitudinal and transverse components, the coupled magnetoelastic waves are dispersive and damped in an infinitely conducting medium in contrast to the nonrotating medium where the coupled waves are dispersive, but undamped. In the case of finite conductivity, the waves are dispersive and undamped in the absence of the applied magnetic field. At low frequency ω, the phase velocity of the waves varies as ω1/2 for finite conductivity, and is independent of the external magnetic field and rotation; while in the nonrotating case with low frequency (when the applied magnetic field has either longitudinal or transverse components) the phase speed is less than that in the rotating medium and is found to depend on the applied magnetic field. Also in both rotating and nonrotating cases, the phase velocity becomes very small for finitely conducting material with a very high magnetic permeability.

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