Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 500–506 | Cite as

On free wave propagation in anisotropic layered media

  • Yongqiang Guo
  • Weiqiu Chen


The method of reverberation-ray matrix (MRRM) is extended and modified for the analysis of free wave propagation in anisotropic layered elastic media. A general, numerically stable formulation is established within the state space framework. The compatibility of physical variables in local dual coordinates gives the phase relation, from which exponentially growing functions are excluded. The interface and boundary conditions lead to the scattering relation, which avoids matrix inversion operation. Numerical examples are given to show the high accuracy of the present MRRM.

Key words

anisotropic layered media the method of reverberation-ray matrix elastic waves dispersion characteristic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Soft Soils and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Ministry of Education; Department of Civil EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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