Propagating, damped, and leaky surface waves on the corrugated traction-free boundary of an elastic half-space
Journal article, 1989
The dispersion relation for surface waves on the corrugated boundary (periodic in one direction and constant in the other) of an elastic half-space is derived using a modal approach, and the result is shown to be equivalent to that derived by the null-field approach. The dispersion relation is solved numerically for roots on all Riemann sheets for varying corrugation heights, frequencies, and angles of propagation. Many of the roots move on several sheets, and this leads to zero, one, or two roots residing on the physical sheets.