WIAS Preprint No. 730, (2002)

Note on weak discontinuity waves in linear poroelastic materials. Part I: Acoustic waves in saturated porous media


  • Wilmański, Krzysztof

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 35C20 35L50 74J10 74F10


  • waves in porous media, monochromatic waves


The paper contains the analysis of the propagation of acoustic waves in two-component poroelastic media. It is shown that the existence of P2-mode as a wave in the range of low frequencies depends on the way in which the wave is excited. This property as well as properties of other bulk modes are discussed on practical examples of soil mechanics.

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