Propagation of Love Waves in Dry Sandy Medium Laying Over Orthotropic Semi-Infinite Medium with Imperfect Interface

  • Naveen Kumar, Dinesh Kumar Madan


The prior objective of the present work is to explore the propagation of Love waves considering a dry sandy layerlying over an orthotropic semi-infinite medium. Dispersion relation for Love waves is derived by using variable separable method by considering the bonding between layer and semi-infinite medium to be imperfect. Effects of various parameters like sandiness, imperfectness, thickness of layer on Love wave propagation are investigated graphically by plotting phase velocity against the wave number by using MATLAB. The study may be useful for various applications in seismology, geophysics and engineering.