Volume 20 Number 4
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2478



Velekin and Bulgakov (1967) in an interesting model experiment while studying the transient electromagnetic response of a conductive sphere placed below a thin conductive sheet found that at the earlier stages of the transience, the composite system response corresponded to the response due to the overlying sheet alone and at the later stages, it corresponded to that of the sphere alone. To examine whether such a separation of responses due to individual components can be analytically studied and applied to other source configurations, we have analyzed an idealized model consisting of two spherical shells. We find that in corroboration with the above results, the general nature of the curve consists of two humps representing the responses dominated by the outer shell and the inner shell respectively. In addition, however, we find that the two humps gradually disappear to yield a smooth decay curve for increasing values of the ratio σ (where σ, σ are the conductivities, , are the thicknesses of the outer and inner shells respectively, and and are their respective distances from the centre) and the effect of inner shell on the composite system response is considerably reduced.


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