Effect of Thermal Relaxation on Propagation of Longitudinal Displacement Wave
The micropolar elasticity theory takes into consideration the granular character of the medium, describes deformations by a microrotation and a microdisplacement. A model can be applied to the coupled theory as well as to five generalizations, such as L-S theory, G-L theory, H-I theory, G-N theory of type (II) and C-T theory. And if some parameters in this model are taken as given values, we can easily deduce the known models of Kelvin-Voigt model and other generalized micropolar/magneto/thermo/viscoelastic theory model. Employing the model of micropolar generalized magneto-thermo-elasticity, reflection and refraction of longitudinal displacement wave at interface of two welded micropolar elastic media are studied. The amplitude ratios of reflected and refracted micropolar magneto-thermoelastic longitudinal displacement waves, longitudinal microrotational waves and the coupled transverse and microrotational waves are studied for incident longitudinal displacement wave. The numerical results show that the effects of thermal relaxation times are very significant on the amplitude ratios.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
B. B. Xue et al., "Effect of Thermal Relaxation on Propagation of Longitudinal Displacement Wave", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 314-317, 2011