pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 1967–1976 | Cite as

Surface waves in restricted Hadamard materials

  • A. J. Willson


The propagation of waves of small amplitude in an elastic medium composed of Hadamard material, satisfying also the Ordered Forces condition and the Strong Ellipticity condition, and subjected to a large homogeneous biaxial stress, is investigated in detail. Consideration is given to the existence and general properties of Rayleigh waves on the surface of a semi-infinite medium, and to the propagation of plate waves in a medium of finite thickness.


Surface Wave General Property Small Amplitude Rayleigh Wave Elastic Medium 


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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Willson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LeicesterEngland

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