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Sound propagation in compacted ocean sediments

Anthony S. Laughton
Sound propagation in compacted ocean sediments
Geophysics (April 1957) 22 (2): 233-260

Abstract

Experiments were made in the laboratory to measure the velocity of propagation of compressional and transverse elastic waves in ocean sediments while under varying conditions of compacting pressure. Various attempts to formulate expressions relating velocity with composition are discussed and are found to be not applicable to compacted sediments. The concept of a structure bulk modulus is introduced to account for the observed velocity changes.Shear waves were observed at compacting pressures exceeding 500 kg/sq cm. The effects of hydrostatic pressure and the development of anisotropy are also studied.


ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 22
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Sound propagation in compacted ocean sediments
Pages: 233-260
Published: 195704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-018101
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1959
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