Seismic Velocity Anisotropy Calculated for Ultramafic Minerals and Aggregates

  1. H. C. Heard,
  2. I. Y. Borg,
  3. N. L. Carter and
  4. C. B. Raleigh
  1. David W. Baker1 and
  2. Neville L. Carter2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM016p0157

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

How to Cite

Baker, D. W. and Carter, N. L. (1972) Seismic Velocity Anisotropy Calculated for Ultramafic Minerals and Aggregates, in Flow and Fracture of Rocks (eds H. C. Heard, I. Y. Borg, N. L. Carter and C. B. Raleigh), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM016p0157

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60680

  2. 2

    Department of Earth and Space Sciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11790

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900162

Online ISBN: 9781118664063

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Keywords:

  • Christoffel equation;
  • Clinopyroxene;
  • Lower hemisphere;
  • Polymineralic aggregate;
  • Seismic anisotropy;
  • Ultramafic rocks;
  • Velocity variation;
  • Voigt-Reuss-Hill (VRH) average

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Elastic Properties of an Aggregate

  • Velocity of Plane Waves in Anisotropic Media

  • Velocity Surfaces for Minerals

  • Velocity Variation in a Monomineralic Aggregate

  • Velocity Variation in a Polymineralic Aggregate

  • Summary and Discussion