Effects of Various Inhomogeneities on Torsional Surface Waves Propagating in a Viscoelastic Medium
Rajneesh Kakar*1, Shikha Kakar2, Kanwaljeet Kaur3and Kishan Chand Gupta3
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
The possibilities of propagation of torsional surface waves in a non-homogeneous isotropic crustal layer lying over a viscoelastic mantle have been studied. Rigidity and density of the viscoelastic medium are inhomogeneous and assumed to vary exponentially with depth. The method of separation of variables has been used to find the dispersion equation for the torsional surface waves. The effects of various non-homogeneities on the phase velocity of torsional surface waves have shown graphically.