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Seismic Waves

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January 01, 2015

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Seismic waves induce elastic deformation along the propagation path in the subsurface. The term elastic refers to the type of deformation that vanishes upon removal of the stress which has caused it. In exploration seismology, we are primarily interested in compressional and shear waves which travel through the interior of solid layers, and thus are characterized as body waves. Whereas in engineering seismology, we also make use of Love and Rayleigh waves which travel along the free surface, and thus are characterized as surface waves.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Engineering Seismology: With Applications to Geotechnical Engineering

Yilmaz Öz
Yilmaz Öz
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Richard D. Miller
Richard D. Miller
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
17
ISBN electronic:
9781560803300
Publication date:
January 01, 2015

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