Contents  
Chapter 1  Introduction 
Chapter 2  Foundations of Linear Elastodynamics 
Basic Equations; Wave Theory of LinearElastic Continua.  
Chapter 3  Foundations of the TimeDomain Boundary Element Methodin Linear Elastodynamics 
Derivation of the Boundary Integral Equation; Discretization of the Boundary Integral Equation; Evaluation of Integrals.  
Chapter 4  A Transient Green's Function of the HalfPlane 
Underlying Lamb's Problem; Solution of Lamb's Problem  Green's Function; Properties of the Green's Function; Numerical Examples; Gradient, Associated Stress and Traction Tensors of the Green's Function. 

Chapter 5  Application of the Green's Function to the TimeDomain Boundary Element Method 
Convolution with the Time BaseFunctions; Special Integration.  
Chapter 6  Investigation of the BEM Employing the Green's Function 
Comparison with an Example of the Literature; Efficiency of the Method.  
Chapter 7  Outlook onto an Entire Concept 
Special Cases Derivable from the Green's Function; Time Convolution for the Approach to the Surface; Spacial Integration for the Approach to the Surface; Freeterm; Special Case of a Straight Horizontal Element; Computation for an Elevated Surface. 
