A Discrete Model of the Inverse Love Wave Problem.
CHICAGO UNIV ILL
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The vibrating system which consists of horizontal elastic ribs of uniform linear densities m sub 1, m sub2, ..., m sub N connected by massless strips of widths l sub 1, l sub 2, ..., l sub N is used as a discrete mathematical model of the Love wave problem. Given either the asymptotic behavior of all the dispersion curves or the knowledge of a single dispersion curve, the general question of the uniqueness of the solution of the inverse problem is considered. Partial results in that direction strengthen the conjecture that the structure of the vibrating system can be inferred uniquely from the data.