Thursday, April 25, 2013

1304.6507 (Michel Destrade)

Surface acoustic waves in rotating orthorhombic crystals    [PDF]

Michel Destrade
The propagation of surface (Rayleigh) waves over a rotating orthorhombic crystal is studied. The crystal possesses three crystallographic axes, normal to the symmetry planes: the half-space is cut along a plane normal to one of these axes, the wave travels in the direction of another, and the rotation occurs at a uniform rate about any of the three axes. The secular equation for the surface wave speed is found explicitly; in contrast to the non-rotating case, it is dispersive (frequency-dependent). Both Coriolis and centrifugal accelerations appear in the equations of motion: none can be neglected in favor of the other, even at small rotation rates.
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