chapter  4
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Modelling and Earthquake-Resistant Design

From the analyses of linear and nonlinear propagation of bulk and surface elastic waves in isotropic, anisotropic, nondispersive, dispersive, and heterogeneous media we can draw some conclusions about haw theoretical and experimental results of physical acoustics can be applied for modelling seismic-wave defl ecting, mode-converting, absorbing, or scattering shielding systems made of methamaterials.