Love Waves in a Piezoelectric Half-Space with an Anisotropic Elastic Layer
This work is concerned with the dispersion characteristics of Love waves propagating in a layered structure consisting of an anisotropic elastic layer and a piezoelectric half-space. The layer processes one symmetric plane, while the half-space is transversely isotropic. The explicit dispersion equation is derived. As an example, an inclined orthotropic material is chosen as an elastic layer to reveal the effect of material anisotropy on the dispersion behaviors. The numerical results show that the phase velocity is strongly influenced by the anisotropic degree.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
Q. Yang et al., "Love Waves in a Piezoelectric Half-Space with an Anisotropic Elastic Layer", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 1160-1163, 2012