Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 691–699 | Cite as

Propagation of electromagnetic wave in the three phases soil media

  • Chen Yun-min
  • Bian Xue-cheng
  • Chen Ren-peng
  • Liang Zhi-gang


The fundamental parameters such as dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability are required to solve the propagation of electromagnetic wave (EM Wave) in the soil. Based on Maxwell equations, the equivalent model is proposed to calculate the dielectric permittivity of mixed soil. The results of calculation fit the test data well and will provide solid foundation for the application of EM wave in the soil moisture testing, CT analyzing of soil and the inspecting of geoenvironment.

Key words

electromagnetic wave dielectric permittivity soil wave propagation 

Chinese Library Classification


2000 MR Subject Classification

78A25 35Q60 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Yun-min
    • 1
  • Bian Xue-cheng
    • 1
  • Chen Ren-peng
    • 1
  • Liang Zhi-gang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP. R. China

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