Relaxation effects on generalized thermoelastic waves

D. Tao, J. H. Prevost

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


Green and Lindsay's theory ofthermoelasticity is used to study the effects of the two relaxation times t1 and t2 on thermoelastic waves. A perturbation technique is used to obtain asymptotic solutions. Also, complete results obtained by direct numerical solution of the frequency equation for various ratios(t1/t2) are presented. The wave speeds and attenuation coefficient results obtained can be applied directly to the numerical solution of complete dynamic boundary value problems in generalized thermoelasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Thermal Stresses
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Relaxation effects on generalized thermoelastic waves'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this