Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption of Elastic Waves at a Frictional Interface: P and SV Motion

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R. K. Miller

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007

H. T. Tran

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

J. Appl. Mech 48(1), 155-160 (Mar 01, 1981) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157558 History: Received March 01, 1980; Revised September 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


An approximate method of analysis is presented for determining the reflection, refraction, and absorption of obliquely incident planar time-harmonic P or SV waves at a frictional interface between dissimilar elastic solids. The solids are pressed together with sufficient pressure to prevent separation, and the angle of incidence is subcritical. General expressions for the amplitudes and phases of all reflected and refracted waves are developed in closed form for a broad class of models for bonding friction. Specific results are presented for the case of identical elastic solids bonded by Coulomb friction, as an example of application of the general approach.

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