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Diffraction of plane SV waves by a cavity in poroelastic half-space

Liang Jianwen and Liu Zhongxian

Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Abstract: This paper presents an indirect boundary integration equation method for diffraction of plane SV waves by a 2-D cavity in a poroelastic half-space.The Green’s functions of compressive and shear wave sources are derived based on Biot’s theory. The scattered waves are constructed using fictitious wave sources close to the boundary of the cavity, and their magnitudes are determined by the boundary conditions. Verification of the accuracy is performed by: (1) checking the satisfaction extent of the boundary conditions, (2) comparing the degenerated solutions of a single-phased case with well-known solutions, and (3) examining the numerical stability of the solutions. The nature of diffraction of plane SV waves around a cavity in a poroelastic half-space is investigated by numerical examples.

Keywords: poroelastic half-space; cavity; diffraction; plane SV waves; compressive wave source; shear wave source; Green’s function; pore pressure

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