Interface waves propagating along tensile fractures in dolomite
Elastic interface waves have been observed in induced tensile fractures in dolomite rock cores. Multiscaling wavelet analysis distinguishes the interface wave from bulk shear waves, quantifies the interface wave spectral content, and determines the arrival time of peak energy. The dominant seismic energy is concentrated in the slow interface wave, with little or no detectable energy in the fast wave. As stress across the fracture increases, the slow interface wave velocity increases, and the frequency of the spectral peak shifts to higher frequencies. The shear dynamic specific stiffness of the fracture was calculated from the peak energy arrival time as a function of stress. 13 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.
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- Journal Name: Geophysical Research Letters; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: PBD: 15 Oct 1995
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- United States
- 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 58 GEOSCIENCES; DOLOMITE; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; SEISMIC WAVES; WAVE PROPAGATION
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