## Abstract

Layered composites are constructed by stacking identical uniaxial plates, their consecutive symmetric axes describing either a right- or a left-handed spiral. A matrix representation method is used for solving the reflection and transmission characteristics of such layered composites. The field equations governing the harmonic motions of the layered composite are written as a first-order matrix ordinary differential equation, where the field variables form a 6-vector consisting of the displacement and traction components. Numerical results of the plane wave reflection and transmission characteristics for chiral arrangements are compared with those for a non-chiral arrangement. It is observed that the co-polarized characteristics are unaffected by the structural chirality, while the cross-polarized reflected and transmitted fields are greatly influenced by it.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1601-1608 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics |

Volume | 24 |

Issue number | 9 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1991 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films