Abstract

Simple electronic circuitry and axially polarized ceramic transducers are employed to generate and detect elastic waves in a two-dimensional analog model. The absence of reverberation and the basic simplicity of construction underlie the advantages of this system. If the form of the fundamental wavelet in the model itself, as modified by the linear filtering effects of the remainder of the system, can be found, then calibration is achieved. This permits direct comparison of theoretical and experimental seismograms for a given model if its impulse response is known. A technique is developed for calibration and verified by comparing Lamb's theoretical and experimental seismograms for elastic wave propagation over the edge of a half plate. This comparison also allows a critical examination of the basic assumptions inherent in a model seismic system.

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