The equivalence of inclined uniaxial and biaxial electrical anisotrophy in inhomogeneous two-dimensional media for homogeneous TM-type plane wave propagation problems
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For a homogeneous TM-type wave propagating in a two-dimensional half space with both vertical and horizontal inhomogeneities, where the TM-type wave is aligned with one of the elements of the conductivity tensor, it is shown using exact solutions to boundary value problems that the shearing term in the homogeneous Helmholtz equation for inclined uniaxial anisotropic media unequivocally vanishes and solutions need only be sought to the homogeneous Helmholtz equation for fundamental biaxial anisotropic media. This implies that those problems posed with an inclined uniaxial conductivity tensor can be identically stated with a fundamental biaxial conductivity tensor, provided that the conductivity values are the reciprocal of the diagonal terms from the Euler rotated resistivity tensor. The applications of this for numerical methods of solving arbitrary two-dimensional problems for a homogeneous TM-type wave is that they need only to approximate the homogeneous Helmholtz equation and neglect the corresponding shearing term.
P I E R Progress in Electromagnetics Research
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