Surface Waves in Anisotropic Elastic Media

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THE possibility of elastic waves confined to the neighbourhood of the free plane surface of semi-infinite isotropic medium was first deduced by Lord Rayleigh in 1885. He found that the amplitudes of such waves decay exponentially with the distance from the surface. Recently there has been interest in the propagation of surface waves in anisotropic media, and Stoneley, Gold, and Deresiewicz and Mindlin have discussed the propagation of surface waves in particular directions and special planes of certain crystalline substances1.

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BUCHWALD, V., DAVIS, A. Surface Waves in Anisotropic Elastic Media. Nature 191, 899–900 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/191899a0

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