Measurements of material anisotropy by ultrasonic technique

S. V. Jagannath, C. S. Desai, T. Kundu

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Many geological materials when subjected to sequences of loading, unloading and re-loading, experience induced anisotropy, due to factors such as microstructural changes and damage. Herein, an experimental procedure has been developed, which enables multi-axial mechanical (destructive) and ultrasonic (non-destructive) testing of geologic materials. The paper describes the experimental scheme, data acquisition system and test results on a cemented sand under hydrostatic stress path of loading, unloading and re-loading. Examination of the stress-strain, stress-velocity and stress-attenuation data provides insight into the material anisotropy, its quantification, and correlation between mechanically defined anisotropy and non-destructively measured anisotropy. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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