### A spectral study of an infinite axisymmetric elastic layer

We present here a theoretical study of eigenmodes in axisymmetric elastic layers. The mathematical modelling allows us to bring this problem to a spectral study of a sequence of unbounded self-adjoint operators An, $n\in \mathbb{N}$, in a suitable Hilbert space. We show that the essential spectrum of An is an interval of type $[\gamma ,+\infty [$ and that, under certain conditions on the coefficients of the medium, the discrete spectrum is non empty.