WIAS Preprint No. 1010, (2005)

Monochromatic surface waves at the interface between poroelastic and fluid halfspaces


  • Albers, Bettina
    ORCID: 0000-0003-4460-9152

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 74J15 76S05 74S99


  • Surface waves, flows in porous media, numerical analysis of dispersion relation


The topic of a previous work was the study of monochromatic surface waves at the boundary between a porous medium and a vacuum. This article is an extension of this research to the propagation of surface waves on the interface between a porous halfspace and a fluid halfspace. Results for phase and group velocities and attenuations are shown in dependence on both the frequency and the surface permeability. In contrast to classical papers on surface waves where only the limits of the frequency (zero and infinity) and the limits of the surface permeability (fully sealed and fully open boundary) were studied, we investigate the problem in the full range of both parameters. For the analysis we use the ''simple mixture model'' which is a simplification of the classical Biot model for poroelastic media. The construction of a solution is shown and the dispersion relation solved numerically. There exist three surface waves for this boundary: a leaky Rayleigh wave and both a true and a leaky Stoneley wave. The true Stoneley wave exists only in a limited range of the surface permeability.

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