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CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Surface Waves in Geomechanics: Direct and Inverse Modelling for Soils and Rocks

Editors: Lai, Carlo G., Wilmanski, Krzysztof (Eds.)

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Theories of surface waves develop since the end of XIX century and many fundamental problems like existence, phase and group velocities, attenuation (quality factor), mode conversion, etc. have been, in part successfully, solved within the framework of such simple models as ideal fluids^ or linear elasticity. However, a sufficiently complete presentation of this subject, particularly for solids, is still missing in the literature. The sole exception is the book of I. A. Viktorov^ which contains an extensive discussion of fundamental properties of surface waves in homogeneous and stratified linear elastic solids with particular emphasis on contributions of Russian scientists. Unfortunately, the book has never been translated to English and its Russian version is also hardly available. Practical applications of surface waves develop intensively since a much shorter period of time than theories even though the motivation of discoverers of surface waves such as Lord Rayleigh stems from their appearance in geophysics and seismology. Nowadays the growing interest in practical applications of surface waves stem from the following two main factors: surface waves are ideal for developing relatively cheap and convenient methods of nondestructive testing of various systems spanning from nanomaterials (e.g.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Near-Surface Site Characterization Using Surface Waves

    Rix, Glenn J.

    Pages 1-46

  • Surface Wave Testing for Geotechnical Characterization

    Foti, Sebastiano

    Pages 47-71

  • Surface Waves in Dissipative Media: Forward and Inverse Modelling

    Lai, Carlo G.

    Pages 73-163

  • Waves Propagation Modes: From Simple Systems to Layered Soils

    Kausel, Eduardo

    Pages 165-202

  • Elastic modelling of surface waves in single and multicomponent systems

    Wilmański, Krzysztof

    Pages 203-276

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surface Waves in Geomechanics: Direct and Inverse Modelling for Soils and Rocks
Editors
  • Carlo G. Lai
  • Krzysztof Wilmanski
Series Title
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Series Volume
481
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
CISM Udine
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-38065-9
DOI
10.1007/3-211-38065-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-211-27740-9
Series ISSN
0254-1971
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
163 b/w illustrations
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