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Abstract

at seismic frequencies. Therefore, in many cases the experiments conducted only at seismic frequencies are not sufficient to validate commonly used theoretic models of elastic moduli dispersion and attenuation. We present data obtained with a new version of low-frequency laboratory apparatus designed for measurements of Young’s moduli and extensional attenuation of rocks at seismic (1-400 Hz) and teleseismic (≤1Hz) wave frequencies. The apparatus can operate at confining pressures from 0 to 70 MPa. Elastic and anelastic parameters of dry and water-saturated sandstone quarried in Donnybrook, Western Australia, were measured at various confining pressures and room temperature (~20 C). A peak of attenuation in a water-saturated sample with 14.8% porosity and 7.8 mD permeability was found at frequency 0.8 Hz.

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2012-06-04
2021-11-29
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