pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 98–101 | Cite as

On disturbances in an elastic medium in contact with a liquid medium and subjected to a magnetic field

  • S. Basu Mallik
  • D. K. Sinha


The present note makes use of electromagnetic equations of Maxwell and those of mechanical motions to work out the problem of disturbances in two perfectly conductive media—an ideal liquid and a perfectly elastic solid-acted upon by a magnetic field perpendicular to their plane of contact. The displacement suffered by solid medium has been determined when a tangential force, exponentially decaying with time, acts in the plane of contact of the two media. The solution of the problem is achieved by using the method of Laplace transform.


Magnetic Field Liquid Medium Solid Medium Elastic Medium Tangential Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Basu Mallik
    • 1
  • D. K. Sinha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesJadavpur UniversityCalcutta-32India
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsJadavpur UniversityCalcutta-32India

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