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A question about ultrasonic wave

  1. Jun 22, 2015 #1

    When a linearly polarized shear wave enters an anisotropic material, shear wave splitting (a fast and a slow shear waves) will occur.
    My question is, under normal incident, will the fast shear wave speed vary if the polarization of the incoming shear wave changes?

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  3. Jun 22, 2015 #2


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    Not sure how you can have wave splitting at normal incidence, so rotating polarization will not have any effect.
  4. Jun 22, 2015 #3
    If the propagation direction of the shear wave is not parallel to the c-axis (assuming the material is transversely isotropic), the shear wave will split at normal incidence.
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