ABSTRACT

With the program described in this paper it is now possible to compute surface wave dispersion in a solid heterogeneous halfspace containing up to 200 anisotropic layers.

Certain discrepancies in surface wave observations, such as disagreement between Love and Rayleigh wave data and other independent evidence, suggest that anisotropy may be important in some seismological problems. In order to study the effect of anisotropy on surface wave dispersion a program was written for an IBM 7090 computer which will compute dispersion curves and displacements for Rayleigh waves in a layered halfspace in which each layer is transversely isotropic. A simple redefinition of parameters makes it possible to use existing programs to compute Love wave dispersion.

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