Optical Techniques to Examine the Scattering of Rayleigh Surface Waves

  • Douglas A. Bruttomesso
  • Laurence J. Jacobs


This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of the interaction of Rayleigh waves with corners. The experiments are done with a dual probe interferometer to measure the interaction of a normal incident Rayleigh wave with corners of varying angles. The incident Rayleigh waves are optically generated with a pulsed laser. The effects of the corners on the Rayleigh waves are then characterized and a finite impulse response (FIR) filter is designed to remove them.


Rayleigh Wave Finite Impulse Response Corner Angle Rayleigh Surface Wave Corner Test 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas A. Bruttomesso
    • 1
  • Laurence J. Jacobs
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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