APPLIED MATHEMATICAL MODELLING, vol.35, no.1, pp.250-256, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
Within the scope of the piecewise homogeneous body model utilizing Three-Dimensional Linearized Theory of Elastic Waves in Initially Stressed Bodies the time-harmonic dynamical stress field in the pre-stressed bi-layered plate-strip with finite length resting on the rigid foundation is investigated. The materials of the layers are assumed to be isotropic. The FEM modeling is developed for the solution to the corresponding boundary-value-contact problem. The numerical results regarding the influence of the finiteness of the layers' length on the stress distribution on the interface planes are presented and discussed. In particular, it is shown that with increasing the plate length the results obtained for the considered case approach to the corresponding ones attained for the bi-layered plate with infinite length. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.