Propagation of elastic surface waves along a cylindrical cavity of arbitrary cross section. (English) Zbl 0739.73009

The propagation of elastic surface waves guided by the free surface of an infinitely long cylinder of arbitrary cross sections is formulated as an eigenvalue problem for an unbounded selfadjoint operator. The existence of a hierarchy of guided modes is proved. Two of them propagate for any value of the wave number whereas all of the others exist only beyond a cut-off wave number. For any fixed value of the wave number, only a finite number of mode propagate.


74J15 Surface waves in solid mechanics
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