Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 185–197 | Cite as

Rayleigh waves in an orthotropic thermoelastic medium under gravity field and initial stress

  • A. M. Abd-Alla
  • S. M. Ahmed


The aim of the present paper is to investigate the influence both of gravity field and initial stress on the propagation of Rayleigh waves in an orthotropic thermoelastic medium subject to certain boundary conditions. We suppose that the body is under initial stress alonqx 1-direction and incremental thermal stresses. The wave velocity equation has been obtained. Many special cases and comparison with the previous results have been studied.


Gravity Field Rayleigh Wave Initial Stress Love Wave Initial Stress Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Abd-Alla
    • 1
  • S. M. Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentFaculty of ScienceSohagEgypt

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