abstract

A previous treatment of the radiation pattern of Rayleigh waves from single and double couple point sources of arbitrary orientation in a semi-infinite homogeneous medium is generalized to the case of a medium composed of an arbitrary number of parallel homogeneous layers by the use of layer matrices. Source coefficients are given for a single force, a force dipole without torque, a single couple, and a double couple without torque, all for arbitrary orientation vectors, and also for a spherically symmetrical compressional source. For the simplest case permitting the existence of Love waves, a single finite layer over a semi-infinite medium, expressions for the Love wave radiation pattern are given explicitly in a form comparable to that previously given for Rayleigh waves in the homogeneous case.

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