On Harmonic Waves in Layered Composites

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S. Minagawa

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Denkitsushin University, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan

S. Nemat-Nasser

The Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 44(4), 689-695 (Dec 01, 1977) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424158 History: Received February 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


For harmonic waves propagating in a layered elastic composite, approximate dispersion relations are developed. Both waves propagating in the direction of the layers, and those propagating obliquely to this direction, are considered. The layer problem is treated as a special case of fiber-reinforced elastic composites. For illustration, the approximate results are compared with the exact ones for the special case of homogeneous layers.

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