Love Wave Propagation in a Layered Piezoelectric Structure Immersed in a Viscous Fluid
This paper is addressed to the Love wave propagation in a layered piezoelectric structure immersed in a viscous fluid. The layered piezoelectric structure consists of an isotropic layer and a relatively thicker transversely isotropic piezoelectric substrate. The velocity of the Love waves changes due to the presence of the viscous fluid. The exact theory is accurate but not convenient to apply because it is generally difficult to get an explicit relation between the quantities we interest. In this paper, the perturbation approach is applied to obtain the explicit relations for the phase velocity and attenuation of Love waves. The result is useful for the measurement of the viscosity and mass density in Love wave sensors.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
F. Peng et al., "Love Wave Propagation in a Layered Piezoelectric Structure Immersed in a Viscous Fluid", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 1211-1216, 2006