Wave Propagation in Elastic Medium

  • Ikuo Towhata
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


S wave (Secondary wave) is a propagation of shear deformation that arrives at earthquake observation stations after (second to) the Primary body wave (P wave, see Sect. 4.2). Since S wave generates a significant magnitude of horizontal motion at the ground surface, it is considered to be the most important cause of seismic damage.


Wave Propagation Rayleigh Wave Elastic Medium Love Wave Ground Vibration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Towhata
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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