Surface Wave Propagation at the Interface between Two Orthotropic Elastic Half Spaces | Original Article
Anisotropy is the property of being directionally dependent, as opposed to isotropy, which means homogeneity in all directions. Rayleigh (1885) studied the waves propagating along with plane surface of an elastic solid. Gold (1956) discussed the Rayleigh wave (surface wave) propagation on anisotropic (cubic) media. He has also studied the essential features of surface wave propagation for elastic waves on anisotropic media. Musgrave (1959) discussed the propagation of elastic waves in crystals and other anisotropic media. He briefly examined the conditions under which surface waves of Rayleigh and Love types may be propagated and problems of elastic wave propagation in anisotropic aggregates. Buchwald (1961) discussed the Rayleigh waves in transversely isotropic media. Anderson (1961) studied the elastic wave propagation in anisotropic layered media. He derived the periodic equations for Rayleigh, Stoneley and Love type waves.