Geofisica pura e applicata

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

On the strongSH-motion in clay overlying hard elastic material due to explosions

  • J. Bhattacharya


Kisslinger and others have observed that there is strongSH-motion in clay resulting in fracture of the surface when a strong shot is made inside. To explain this phenomenon, it has been assumed that the thickness of this visco-elastic clay above the comparatively harder elastic medium is not uniform. This non-uniformity of thickness contributes to a term in the displacement which becomes theoretically very large for certain wave-lengths.


Clay Elastic Material Elastic Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bhattacharya
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  1. 1.Sree Chaitanya CollegeHabraIndia

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