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Propagation of Stoneley waves along a perturbed interface


This paper investigates the two dimensional propagation of Stoneley waves along a perturbed interface between two semi infinite isotropic media. A perturbation technique is used to obtain the contribution due to the perturbation of the interface to the potential functions. Further, the expressions for the components of the total strain due to the perturbed and unperturbed contributions are obtained. Finally, the period equation for the case of the perturbed interface is also obtained.

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Thapar, M.R. Propagation of Stoneley waves along a perturbed interface. PAGEOPH 99, 23–36 (1972).

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  • Potential Function
  • Total Strain
  • Isotropic Medium
  • Perturbation Technique
  • Stoneley Wave