Rayleigh waves in compressible orthotropic half-space overlaid by a thin un-coaxial orthotropic layer
The problem of Rayleigh waves in compressible orthotropic elastic half-space overlaid by a thin elastic layer of which principal material axes are coincident have been researched by many scientists. However, the problem with the conditions that the half-space and the layer have only one common principal material axis that perpendicular to the layer while the remains are not identical has not gotten enough attention. This paper presents a traditional approach to obtain an approximate secular equation by approximately replacing the thin layer by effective boundary conditions of third-order. The wave then is considered as a Rayleigh wave propagating in an orthotropic half-space, without coating, subjected to the effective boundary conditions. This explicit approximate secular equation is potentially useful in non-damage assessment studies.
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