TY - GEN

T1 - Wave propagation in inhomogeneous orthotropic rocks

AU - Wang, C. D.

AU - Wu, D. S.

AU - Liao, Jyh-Jong

PY - 2012/2/13

Y1 - 2012/2/13

N2 - Analytical solutions for body wave velocities are yielded for a continuously inhomogeneous orthotropic rock, in which Young's moduli (E x, E y, E z), shear modulus (G xy, G yz, G xz), and the medium density (ρ) all varied exponentially as depth increased. However, three Poison's ratios (ν xy, ν yz, ν xz) of the orthotropic rocks are remained constants regardless of depth. The generalized Hooke's law, strain-displacement relationships, and equilibrium equations are integrated to constitute the governing equations. In these equations, displacement components are fundamental variables, and hence, the solutions of three quasi-wave velocities, V P, V SV, and V SH, are generated for the inhomogeneous orthotropic media. The proposed solutions correlate well with the orthotropic solutions when the inhomogeneity parameter, α, is 0. In addition, parametric study results indicate that the magnitudes of wave velocity are markedly affected by (1) the inhomogeneity parameter; (2) the type and degree of geomaterial anisotropy; (3) the phase angle; and (4) the medium density. Consequently, one must consider the influence of inhomogeneous characteristic when investigating the behaviors of wave propagation in orthotropic rocks.

AB - Analytical solutions for body wave velocities are yielded for a continuously inhomogeneous orthotropic rock, in which Young's moduli (E x, E y, E z), shear modulus (G xy, G yz, G xz), and the medium density (ρ) all varied exponentially as depth increased. However, three Poison's ratios (ν xy, ν yz, ν xz) of the orthotropic rocks are remained constants regardless of depth. The generalized Hooke's law, strain-displacement relationships, and equilibrium equations are integrated to constitute the governing equations. In these equations, displacement components are fundamental variables, and hence, the solutions of three quasi-wave velocities, V P, V SV, and V SH, are generated for the inhomogeneous orthotropic media. The proposed solutions correlate well with the orthotropic solutions when the inhomogeneity parameter, α, is 0. In addition, parametric study results indicate that the magnitudes of wave velocity are markedly affected by (1) the inhomogeneity parameter; (2) the type and degree of geomaterial anisotropy; (3) the phase angle; and (4) the medium density. Consequently, one must consider the influence of inhomogeneous characteristic when investigating the behaviors of wave propagation in orthotropic rocks.

KW - Dynamics

KW - Rock properties

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863053464&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1201/b11646-241

DO - 10.1201/b11646-241

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84863053464

SN - 9780415804448

T3 - Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment - Proceedings of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics

SP - 1285

EP - 1288

BT - Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment - Proceedings of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics

Y2 - 18 October 2011 through 21 October 2011

ER -