Propagation of waves in micropolar thermoelastic solid with two temperatures bordered with layers or half-spaces of inviscid liquid
The present study is concerned with the propagation of Lamb waves in a homogeneous isotropic thermoelastic micropolar solid with two temperatures bordered with layers or half-spaces of inviscid liquid subjected to stress free boundary conditions. The coupled thermoelasticity theory has been used to investigate the problem. The secular equations for symmetric and skew-symmetric leaky and nonleaky Lamb wave modes of propagation are derived. The phase velocity and attenuation coefficient are computed numerically and depicted graphically. The amplitudes of stress, microrotation vector and temperature distribution for the symmetric and skew-symmetric wave modes are computed numerically and presented graphically. Results of some earlier workers have been deduced as particular cases.