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On Waves Propagated along the Plane Surface of an Elastic Solid

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John W. Strutt
John W. Strutt
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Lord Rayleigh, D.C.L., F.R.S.
Lord Rayleigh, D.C.L., F.R.S.
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Published:
January 01, 2007

Abstract

It is proposed to investigate the behaviour of waves upon the plane free surface of an infinite homogeneous isotropic elastic solid, their character being such that the disturbance is confined to a superficial region, of thickness comparable with the wave-length. The case is thus analogous to that of deep-water waves, only that the potential energy here depends upon elastic resilience instead of upon gravity.

Denoting the displacements by α, β, γ, and the dilatation by θ, we have the usual equations

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysics Reprint Series

Classics of Elastic Wave Theory

Michael A. Pelissier
Michael A. Pelissier
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Henning Hoeber
Henning Hoeber
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Norbert van de Coevering
Norbert van de Coevering
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Ian F. Jones
Ian F. Jones
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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24
ISBN electronic:
9781560801931
Publication date:
January 01, 2007

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