The influence of some properties of two layered soil systems on the velocity of love waves excited at the surface

The surface velocity of horizontally polarized shear waves, or love waves, is affected by the velocity of shear waves in the material below the surface, and by the manner of variation of the shear modulus of the transmitting media with depth. Conversely the manner of variation of the velocity of love waves with wavelength can be used to obtain information concerning the sites which is of value to engineers. Apparatus and experimental methods are described which have been used to excite love waves and to investigate their transmission at a few sites where the velocity increased with depth below the surface. The results show that love waves are potentially a useful tool in investigating the variation of the shear wave velocity with depth in some soil structures (A).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 675-91
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01441402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:41PM