Investigation of quantitative indicators of anisotropy based on longitudinal elastic waves propagation velocities with uncertainty
Almost all of rock masses are more or less anisotropic medium. Foliation, layering, cracking and cleavage are some of the rock attributes that indicate to anisotropy presence. Due to the existence of these discontinuities, elastic waves propagation velocities along certain directions are extremely different.
In this paper, we investigated total of 50 samples which are divided into two groups of samples, isotropic and anisotropic samples. Longitudinal elastic waves propagation velocities are measured in the three normal directions and three orthogonal planes, respectively. The main scope of this study is related to interval numbers in order to express uncertainties of the longitudinal elastic waves propagation velocities. Based on this, we have determined quantitative indicators of anisotropy. Obtained results are represented in graphic form.
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