Abstract

Propagation of surface waves across a vertical interface between anisotropic blocks is considered in this paper. Dyadic representation of a far field Green's function for an anisotropic half-space is constructed first. An analytical procedure is then developed to determine the reflection and transmission coefficients of surface waves at the vertical interface between two laterally homogeneous anisotropic quarter-spaces. Numerical results of Rayleigh wave reflection at vertical interfaces between dissimilar blocks are presented and the trade-off between anisotropy and inhomogeneity is discussed.

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