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Pure and Applied Geophysics

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 48–57 | Cite as

Propagation of Love waves in layers with irregular boundaries

  • Barry Wolf
Article

Summary

A study is made of the scattered field which results when a Love wave is incident on a layer having an irregular surface. It is shown that for the class of boundaries treated the scattered field may be described by the superposition of a finite number of Love waves. As an illustrative example the result is applied to determine the reflection from a triangular notch.

Keywords

Displacement Field Shear Wave Velocity Love Wave Scattered Field Elastic Layer 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, New York UniversityUniversity HeightsBronxUSA

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