Propagation of Waves in Dissipative Media

by Burak Erman, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Bogˇaziçi Univ., Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey,
Fuat Güzaltan, Grad. Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Bogˇziçi Univ., Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey,
Attila Askar, Asst. Prof.; Mathematics Dept., Bogˇziçi Univ., Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 12, Pg. 1321-1326

Document Type: Journal Paper


In soil dynamics literature, two kinds of model equations have been used to express the propagation and the damping properties of waves. The purpose of this technical note is to compare the propagation and damping characteristics of waves as predicted by both model equations. An equation is proposed which is based on the theory of interacting continua different from Biot's and which by suitable limits yields both equations. Results of the comparisons are given.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Wave propagation | Soil properties | Damping | Wave equations | Dynamic properties | Comparative studies

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