Viscoelastic love-type surface waves



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The general theoretical solution for Love-Type surface waves in viscoelastic media provides theoreticalexpressions for the physical characteristics of the waves in elastic as well as anelastic media with arbitraryamounts of intrinsic damping. The general solution yields dispersion and absorption-coefficient curves for the waves as a function of frequency and theamount of intrinsic damping for any chosen viscoelastic model.Numerical results valid for a variety of viscoelastic models provide quantitative estimates of the physicalcharacteristics of the waves pertinent to models of Earth materials ranging from small amounts of damping in the Earth’s crust to moderate and large amounts of damping in soft soils and water-saturated sediments. Numerical results, presented herein, are valid for a wide range of solids and applications.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Viscoelastic love-type surface waves
Year Published 2008
Language English
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 7 p.
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Larger Work Title The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Conference Title The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Conference Location Beijing, China
Conference Date October 12-17, 2008
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