Wave Propagation in a Two-Layered Medium

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J. P. Jones

Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 31(2), 213-222 (Jun 01, 1964) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3629589 History: Received April 01, 1963; Online September 15, 2011


Elastic wave propagation in a medium consisting of two finite layers is considered. Two types of solutions are treated. The first is a Rayleigh train of waves. It is seen that for this case, when the wavelength becomes short, the waves approach two Rayleigh waves plus a possible Stoneley wave. When the wavelength becomes large, there are two waves; i.e., a flexural wave and an axial wave. Calculations are presented for this case. The propagation of SH waves is treated, but no calculations are presented.

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