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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Shear Wave Anisotropy From Aligned Inclusions: Ultrasonic Frequency Dependence Of Velocity And Attenuation
Author: De Figueiredo J.J.S.
Schleicher J.
Stewart R.R.
Dayur N.
Omoboya B.
Wiley R.
William A.
Abstract: To understand their influence on elastic wave propagation, anisotropic cracked media have been widely investigated in many theoretical and experimental studies. In this work, we report on laboratory ultrasound measurements carried out to investigate the effect of source frequency on the elastic parameters (wave velocities and the Thomsen parameter γ) and shear wave attenuation) of fractured anisotropic media. Under controlled conditions, we prepared anisotropic model samples containing penny-shaped rubber inclusions in a solid epoxy resin matrix with crack densities ranging from 0 to 6.2 per cent. Two of the three cracked samples have 10 layers and one has 17 layers. The number of uniform rubber inclusions per layer ranges from 0 to 100. S-wave splitting measurements have shown that scattering effects are more prominent in samples where the seismic wavelength to crack aperture ratio ranges from 1.6 to 1.64 than in others where the ratio varied from 2.72 to 2.85. The sample with the largest cracks showed a magnitude of scattering attenuation three times higher compared with another sample that had small inclusions. Our S-wave ultrasound results demonstrate that elastic scattering, scattering and anelastic attenuation, velocity dispersion and crack size interfere directly in shear wave splitting in a source-frequency dependent manner, resulting in an increase of scattering attenuation and a reduction of shear wave anisotropy with increasing frequency. © The Authors 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggs130
Date Issue: 2013
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