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Title: Estimation of P-wave velocities for unsaturated geo-materials
Authors: Leong, Eng Choon
Cheng, Z. Y.
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Using P-wave velocity as a proxy for degree of saturation is useful in many applications. The effect of saturation on P-wave velocity of geo-materials has been frequently modeled using Biot-Gassmann equation. However Biot-Gassmann equation is not able to fully account for the effect of partial saturation. In this study, the effects of degree of saturation on P-wave velocity of rocks are investigated. Modifications to the Biot-Gassmann equation are then suggested to improve the estimation of P-wave velocities for unsaturated rocks. The modifications are evaluated with several data sets and were found to provide an improved estimate of P-wave velocity for unsaturated rocks to within ±10%.
Rights: © 2011 Kasetsart University. This paper was published in Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Kasetsart University. The paper can be found at the following official URL: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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