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Title Surface waves in geomechanics : direct and inverse modelling for soils and rocks / edited by Carlo G. Lai, Krzysztof Wilmański
Published Wien : Springer, 2005


Description 1 online resource (385 pages) : illustrations
Series Courses and lectures ; number 481
Courses and lectures ; no. 481
Contents Preface -- Near-Surface Site Characterization Using Surface Waves (G.J. Rix) -- Surface Wave Testing for Geotechnical Characterization (S. Foti) -- Surface Waves in Dissipative Media: Forward and Inverse Modelling (C.G. Lai) -- Waves Propagation Modes: From Simple Systems to Layered Soils (E. Kausel) -- Elastic Modelling of Surface Waves in Single and Multicomponent Systems (K. Wilmanski) -- Modelling of Surface Waves in Poroelastic Saturated Materials by Means of a Two Component Continuum (B. Albers) -- Theory of Nonlinear Surface Waves and Solitons (G. Maugin) -- Appendixes: Experimental Soil Behaviour: its Testing by Waves and Engineering Applications (R. Lancellotta); CD containing freeware computer software for wave propagation problems in stratified media and surface wave analysis (E. Kausel, G.J. Rix, C.G. Lai)
Summary The subject of this book is forward and inverse modelling of surface waves. Although the emphasis is placed in Rayleigh wave propagation in geomaterials, the theory is developed for rather general constitutive models spanning from one-component linear elasticity and viscoelasticity to multi-component systems and nonlinear continua. An attempt is made to achieve a good balance between the formal development of the theory and its practical implementation, always highlighting the similarities of the approaches in different fields of application of surface waves. Experimental techniques for geotechnical site characterization using surface waves are presented in details. A chapter is devoted to computational methods for generalized surface and interface waves. A part of the book concerns with the propagation of surface waves in poroelastic saturated materials and to theoretical foundations of nonlinear surface waves. The approach to the subject is new in the scientific literature. Several results are published for the first time
Analysis mechanica
earth sciences
software engineering
Engineering (General)
Techniek (algemeen)
Notes Some electronic versions may be missing accompanying materials
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Surface waves (Oceanography)
Rayleigh waves.
Rock mechanics.
Soil mechanics.
soil mechanics.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Rayleigh waves.
Rock mechanics.
Soil mechanics.
Surface waves (Oceanography)
Form Electronic book
Author Lai, Carlo G
Wilmański, Krzysztof
ISBN 9783211380659