WIT Press

Pseudo-dilatational And Rotational Waves In An Elastic Medium With Variable Density

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990691

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

585 kb

Author(s)

R.P. Shaw and G.D. Manolis

Abstract

Pseudo-dilatational and rotational waves are developed for an elastic medium with a position dependent density and thus position dependent "dilatational and rotational wave speeds", although in a strict sense these no longer exist as purely dilatational and rotational waves which are in general coupled through the material heterogeneity. A numerical example for a soft soil deposit with a wavespeed profile that varies as the square root of the depth coordinate serves to illustrate the methodology. 1 Introduction Elastic waves in discretely layered media, i.e., layers with constant properties, and in variable property layers have bee

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