American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Role of Sine and Cosine Components in Love Waves and Rayleigh Waves for Energy Hauling during Earthquake

Zainal Abdul Aziz and Dennis Ling Chuan Ching

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.1550.1557

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 12

Pages 1550-1557


Problem statement: Love waves or shear waves are referred to dispersive SH waves. The diffusive parameters are found to produce complex amplitude and diffusive waves for energy hauling. Approach: Analytical solutions are found for analysis and discussions. Results: When the standing waves are compared with the Love waves, similar cosine component is found in both waves. Energy hauling between waves is impossible for Love waves if the cosine component is independent. In the view of 3D particle motion, the sine component of the Rayleigh waves will interfere with shear waves and thus the energy hauling capability of shear waves are formed for generating directed dislocations. Nevertheless, the cnoidal waves with low elliptic parameter are shown to act analogous to Rayleigh waves. Conclusion: Love waves or Rayleigh waves are unable to propagate energy once the sine component does not exist.


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