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Title:Leaky rayleigh wave scattering from elastic media with random microstructures
Author(s):Zhang, Yuan; Weaver, Richard L.
Subject(s):Leaky Rayleigh Wave
Elastic Media
Scattering
Abstract:We study the scattering of leaky Rayleigh wave from a flat fluid-solid interface. The fluid half-space is taken to be ideal and homogeneous while the solid halfspace has randomly inhomogeneous anisotropic elastic constants due to the microstructure of the material. For plane waves incident from the fluid onto the interface at the critical Rayleigh angle the singly scattered incoherent field is obtained by utilizing a first Born approximation. When the solid is a crystal aggregate and when the correlation function is of exponential form, the mean square scattered signal level is found to be inversely proportional to the dimensionless frequency in the geometrical (high frequency) limit but proportional to the third power of frequency in the Rayleigh (low frequency) limit. Numerical results are given for water-aluminum (cubic polycrystals) interface scattering.
Issue Date:1994-08
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 764
1994-6020
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112457
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:National Science Foundation 94/08
Rights Information:Copyright 1994 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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