Propagation of Love Waves Through an Irregular Surface of a Layered Poroelastic Rock Structure
Keywords:Poroelastic, phase velocity, porosity, reflected displacement, Love waves
The present study adduces the dynamic properties of the propagating Love waves passing through the irregular upper surface of transversely isotropic poroelastic structure. The dispersion relation for scattered Love waves in a closed form and induced reflected displacement caused by scattering of waves have been derived. The impact of the porosity of the upper layer and half-space on the phase velocity and also on the reflected displacement have also been studied. The porosity of both upper layer and half-space have significant effect on the phase velocity of Love waves. Moreover, the nature of induced reflected displacement with the change in vertical irregularity parameter is also analyzed. The vertical irregularity parameter (associated with the vertical depth of irregularity) has escalating impact on the induced reflected displacement. The comparative analysis of reflected displacement in three distinct scenarios of vertical irregularity has also been done.
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