Seismology: Surface Waves and Earth Oscillations

Seismology: Surface Waves and Earth Oscillations

1st Edition - July 28, 1972

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  • Editor: Bruce Bolt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155953

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Methods in Computational Physics, Volume 11: Seismology: Surface Waves and Earth Oscillations is a five-chapter text that deals with the computational analysis of surface waves and the eigenvibrations of the Earth. Chapter 1 describes the advances in the numerical modeling of geological structures where the appropriate partial differential equations with boundary conditions for heterogeneous materials are solved using an intricate finite difference scheme. Chapter 2 presents the computer techniques of processing seismograms to obtain information on the dispersion of seismic surface waves, while Chapter 3 explains the fast algorithms for computation of eigenvalues in surface wave and terrestrial eigenvibration problems. Chapter 4 presents a competing method, much used in structural engineering and soil mechanics. Chapter 5 is devoted to the propagation of surface waves in layered media, which indicate that density and elasticity vary only in the vertical direction. This chapter also provides the fundamentals and numerical aspects of the theory of seismic surface waves. This book is an invaluable source for seismologists, earthquake engineers, and graduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Finite Difference Methods for Seismic Wave Propagation in Heterogeneous Materials

    I. Introduction

    II. Method

    III. Extensions of the Method

    IV. Numerical Experiments and Examples


    Numerical Analysis of Dispersed Seismic Waves

    I. Introduction

    II. Some Aspects of the Numerical Processing of Seismic Data

    III. Dispersion Measurements in the Frequency Domain

    IV. Time Domain and Time-Frequency Plane Analysis of Dispersion

    V. Application of the Dispersed Wave Techniques in the Studies of Free Oscillations of the Earth

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Fast Surface Wave and Free Mode Computations

    I. Introduction

    II. Surface Waves

    III. Free Modes


    A Finite Element Method for Seismology

    I. Introduction

    II. The Finite Element Method

    III. Generalized Love Waves

    IV. Generalized Rayleigh Waves

    V. Nonhorizontally Layered Structures

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    Seismic Surface Waves

    I. Introduction

    II. Equations of Motion

    III. Variational Equations and Their Application to the Theory of Surface Waves

    IV. Excitation of Surface Waves and Free Oscillations


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Contents Of Previous Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: July 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155953

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Bruce Bolt

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