The surface wave of viscoelastic material

Satoshi Kubota, Hiizu Nakanishi

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We analyze dispersion relations of surface wave modes of viscoelastic materials. There are three basic modes in the system without gravity: the Rayleigh elastic mode (ω ∼ k), the capillary mode (ω ∼ k3/2), and the overdamped liquid mode (ω ∼ -ik). However, for some values of shear modulus the system has the region of k where there is no surface mode which satisfies physical boundary conditions. This 'gap region' lies on the capillary-elastic mode boundary, and makes the behavior of the surface wave complicated in the vicinity of this boundary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number126
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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