Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 8 (2002), Issue 2, Pages 151-159

Guided waves in a fluid-loaded transversely isotropic plate

F. Ahmad, N. Kiyani, F. Yousaf, and M. Shams

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

Received 22 June 2001; Revised 7 August 2001

Copyright © 2002 F. Ahmad et al. 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.


Dispersion relations are obtained for the propagation of symmetric and antisymmetric modes in a free transversely isotropic plate. Dispersion curves are plotted for the first four symmetric modes for a magnesium plate immersed in water. The first mode is highly damped and switches over to the second mode when the normalized frequency exceeds 12.