Multiple Scattering, Coherent Wave Propagation: Modelling the Propagation of Antiplane Elastic Waves in Multi-Cracked Media

M Caleap

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to model the propagation of antiplane coherent waves in solids containing randomly and uniformly distributed flat or open cracks. The cracks are randomly-oriented or tilted with respect to the coherent wave front. The crack surface is stress-free or undergoes viscous friction. The complex mechanism of multiple scattering between cracks is taken into account. A first study is concerned with the acoustic response of a damaged layer subjected to a normally incident antiplane wave. The amplitudes of the coherent waves inside and outside the layer are evaluated in closed form. It is shown that the layer behaves macroscopically as a dissipative homogeneous medium with appropriate effective acoustic and mechanical properties. Specifically, the associated effective mass density and shear stiffness are defined. The cases of spatially-varying distributions of cracks and Love waves in a near-surface distribution of cracks are then treated. A last application is concerned with populations of frictional shear cracks of variable widths present in the Earth's crust.
Translated title of the contributionMultiple Scattering, Coherent Wave Propagation: Modelling the Propagation of Antiplane Elastic Waves in Multi-Cracked Media
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEditions Universitaires Européennes
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9786131551246
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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