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The effect of stresses on the sound velocity in rocks: Theory of Acoustoelasticity and Experimental Measurements

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dc.contributor.author Huang, Xiaojun
dc.contributor.author Burns, Daniel R.
dc.contributor.author Toksoz, M. Nafi
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-17T17:49:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-17T17:49:00Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68599
dc.description.abstract The theory of acoustoelasticity provides direct link between the change of elastic wave velocities and residual stresses in solids. The general theory of acoustoelasticity is reviewed. A number of experimental measurements of the effect of stresses on the sound velocities in various types of rocks are compiled and compared to the acoustoelastic theory. The theory of acoustoelasticity agrees within 1% of error with experiments for stress levels that are representative for in-situ reservior conditions. With the measurements of Nur and Simmons, acoustoelastic theory is found to agree with Sayers's microcrack model within 2% of error, much smaller than experimental error which was 10%. We may safely conclude that the theory of acoustoelasticity is a macroscopic version of the microcrack model and applicable to in-situ rocks. en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Earth Resources Laboratory Industry Consortia Annual Report;2001-09
dc.title The effect of stresses on the sound velocity in rocks: Theory of Acoustoelasticity and Experimental Measurements en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Huang, Xiaojun
dc.contributor.mitauthor Burns, Daniel R.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Toksoz, M. Nafi
dspace.orderedauthors Huang, Xiaojun; Burns, Daniel R.; Toksoz, M. Nafi en_US


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