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Application of Isotropic Finite Strain Theory to Ultrasonic and Seismological Data

Sammis, Charles and Anderson, Don and Jordan, Tom (1970) Application of Isotropic Finite Strain Theory to Ultrasonic and Seismological Data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 75 (23). pp. 4478-4480. ISSN 0148-0227.

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The finite strain expressions, originally derived by F. Birch (1938), for the compressional and shear velocities in an isotropic solid under hydrostatic pressure, when rederived to be complete to first order in the strain, are functions of both the second- and third-order elastic constants. The extra terms appearing in the complete first-order theory for the velocities and their pressure derivatives are of the order of the ordinary elastic constants. There is no longer any discrepancy between first-order finite strain theory and ultrasonic and seismic data.

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Additional Information:© 1970 American Geophysical Union. Received March 2, 1970; revised May 8, 1970. This research was supported by NASA Research grant NGL-05-002-069.
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Subject Keywords:Elastic Properties: Theoretical Studies; Seismology: Elastic Waves
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Official Citation:Sammis, C., D. Anderson, and T. Jordan (1970), Application of isotropic finite strain theory to ultrasonic and seismological data, J. Geophys. Res., 75(23), 4478–4480, doi:10.1029/JB075i023p04478.
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