Vol. 60 No. 3 (2021): Geofísica Internacional

Love wave in porous layer under initial stress over heterogeneous elastic half-space under gravity and initial stress

Asit Kumar Gupta
Department of Physics, Asansol Engineering College
Anup Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Department of Computer Science, Asansol Engineering College
Santimoy Kundu
Department of Applied Mathematics, ISM(IIT),Dhanbad
Pulak Patra
Department of Mathematics Brainware Group of Institutions

Published 2021-06-24


  • Love wave,
  • Propagation,
  • Initial stress,
  • Heterogeneous,
  • Porous,
  • Gravity.
  • ...More

How to Cite

Gupta, A. K., Mukhopadhyay, A. K., Kundu, S., & Patra, P. (2021). Love wave in porous layer under initial stress over heterogeneous elastic half-space under gravity and initial stress. Geofísica Internacional, 60(3), 193-210. https://doi.org/10.22201/igeof.00167169p.2021.60.3.1917


In the present paper, effect of initial stresses and gravity on the propagation of Love waves has been studied in porous layer surface over a heterogeneous half-space. We have considered two types of boundary on free surfaces: (a) rigid boundary and (b) traction free boundary. The propagation of Love waves has been investigated under assumed media in both the cases of boundary and discusses a comparison study of two cases. The dispersion equations and phase velocities have been obtained in both the cases. The numerical calculations have been done and presented graphically. This study of Love waves in the assumed medium reveals that the presence of initial stress in the half-space and absence of initial stress in the layer, the displacement of phase velocity in rigid boundary  is more than the traction free boundary.


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