ABSTRACT Spatial distribution of acoustic and elastic waves generated by an elementary vibration source at seismic profiling frequencies in an infinite medium close to a layer inclusion, i.e., an extended layer, is numerically simulated. Point dipole radiation in a homogeneous infinite medium separated by a liquid layer of different medium density or acoustic wave velocity is considered. Transverse elastic SH-waves excited by an oscillating power source in a solid medium also located close to the layer of different propagation velocity than the velocity of the vicinity are analyzed. Formulae for the spatial distribution of the wave field amplitude are derived and computer graphics of field distribution images is presented. Wave reflection, penetration deep into the layer inclusion, and transmittance through it are examined. Results of the analysis can be applied to seismoacoustic probing of geologic environment by the near field of a harmonic vibration source.
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