Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 7 (2001), Issue 2, Pages 147-154

Effect of rotation on wave propagation in a transversely isotropic medium

F. Ahmad and A. Khan

Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Received 1 May 2000; Revised 30 October 2000

Copyright © 2001 F. Ahmad and A. Khan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wave propagation in a transversely isotropic unbounded medium rotating about its axis of symmetry is studied. For propagation at high frequencies, effects of rotation are negligible but for a frequency which is much smaller than the frequency of rotation, there is a fast wave and two very slow waves. When the two frequencies are equal, the speed of a wave becomes unbounded.