In the present article, an appraisement is made to investigate the effects of gravity and initial stress in a fiber-reinforced, anisotropic, thermoelastic half-space with diffusion. The enuciation is applied to generalized thermoelasticity based on Lord–Shulman (L–S) theory. Solutions are obtained in the frequency domain, by using a standard mathematical technique. The physical quantities are established numerically and represented graphically in the presence and absence of gravity, initial stress, fiber-reinforcement and diffusion. The results indicate that the effects of gravity, initial stress and the parameters of fiber-reinforced material medium are very pronounced. Moreover, some particular cases of interest have been deduced from the present investigation. The datum of a finite speed of wave propagation is observed for each field.
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One of the authors, Suresh Kumar Sheokand, is thankful to University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for the financial support Vide Letter no. F. 17- 11/2008 (SA-1).
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