Propagation of Surface SH Waves on a Nonlinear Half Space Coated with a Layer of Nonuniform Thickness

Deliktaş E., Teymur M.

International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Greece, 19 - 25 September 2016, vol.1863 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1863
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4992746
  • City: Rhodes
  • Country: Greece
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the propagation of shear horizontal (SH) waves in a nonlinear elastic half space covered by a nonlinear elastic layer with a slowly varying interface is examined. The constituent materials are assumed to be homogenous, isotropic, elastic and having different mechanical properties. By employing the method of multiple scales, a nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLS) with variable coefficients is derived for the nonlinear self-modulation of SH waves. We examine the effects of dispersion, irregularity of the interface and nonlinearity on the propagation characteristics of SH waves.