"Wave Fields in Real Media Wave Propagation in Anisotropic Anelastic and Porous Media" by J Jose M Carcione
Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration, Volume 31
PERGAMON / Elsevier Science | 2001 | ISBN: 0080439292 0080543715 9780080439297 9780080543710 | 415 pages | PDF | 16 MB
This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium.
The book contains a review of the main direct numerical methods for solving the equation of motion in the time and space domains.
The emphasis is on geophysical applications for seismic exploration, but researchers in the fields of earthquake seismology, rock acoustics, and material science - including many branches of acoustics of fluids and solids - may also find this text useful.
* Presents the fundamentals of wave propagation in anisotropic, anelastic and porus media,
* Contains a new chapter on the analogy between acoustic and electromagnetic waves, incorporating the subject of electromagnetic waves,
* Emphasizes geophysics, particularly, seismic exploration for hydrocarbon reservoirs, which is essential for exploration and production of oil.
About the author
Glossary of main symbols
1. Anisotropic elastic media
2. Viscoelasticity and wave propagation
3. Isotropic anelastic media
4. Anisotropic anelastic media
5. The reciprocity principle
6. Reflection and transmission of plane waves
7. Biot's theory for porous media
8. Numerical methods
Chronology of main discoveries
A list of scientists
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