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Description - Viscoelastic Waves in Layered Media by Roger D. Borcherdt

This book is a rigorous, self-contained exposition of the mathematical theory for wave propagation in layered media with arbitrary amounts of intrinsic absorption. The theory, previously unpublished in book form, provides solutions for fundamental wave-propagation problems and corresponding numerical results in the context of any media with a linear response (elastic or anelastic). It provides new insights regarding the physical characteristics for two- and three-dimensional anelastic body and surface waves. The book is an excellent graduate-level textbook. It permits fundamental elastic wave propagation to be taught in the broader context of wave propagation in any media with a linear response. The book is a valuable reference text. It provides tools for solving problems in seismology, geotechnical engineering, exploration geophysics, solid mechanics, and acoustics. The numerical examples and problem sets facilitate understanding by emphasizing important aspects of both the theory and the numerical results.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521898539
ISBN-10: 0521898536
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roger D. Borcherdt

Roger D. Borcherdt is a research scientist at the U. S. Geological Survey and consulting professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, where he also served as visiting Shimizu Professor. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in theoretical mathematics from the Universities of Colorado and Wisconsin and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr Borcherdt is the author of more than 180 scientific publications including several on the theoretical and empirical aspects of seismic wave propagation pertaining to problems in seismology, geophysics, and earthquake engineering. He is the recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service award of the Department of Interior for scientific leadership in engineering seismology and the 1994 and 2002 Outstanding Paper Awards of Earthquake Spectra. He is an honorary member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, a past journal and volume editor, and an active member of several professional societies.