Surface wave generation by buried forces in a half space

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The method of explicit expansion in normal modes is applied to derive expressions for the Rayleigh waves generated by distributions of buried transient and harmonic forces. The derived expressions are conceptually clear, and relatively simple.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mechanics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


  • Elastic waves
  • Normal modes
  • Rayleigh waves
  • Reciprocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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