TY - JOUR

T1 - Elastic Waves Radiating from a Subsurface Reservoir Crack

AU - Hayashi, Kazuo

AU - Ito, Shin

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - In order to clarify the radiation pattern of elastic waves from a fluid-filled crack in the earth's crust, dynamic elastic response of a two-dimensional fluid-filled crack is studied, emphasizing the effect of the stiffness due to contact between the asperities on the upper and lower surfaces of the crack. To this end, a singular integral equation is derived for the displacement gap across the crack in the Fourier image space, where the motion of the fluid in the crack is taken into account. The singular integral equation is solved numerically, and the radiation pattern is examined in the intermediate region where the distance from the crack is several ten (10~30) times the representative length of the crack. It is revealed that the radiation pattern and the amplitude of the elastic waves are governed primarily by the stiffness on the crack surface. The aspect ratio, i. e., the ratio of the crack length to the initial aperture of the crack, has only weak effects except in the case of a crack which is completely open initially.

AB - In order to clarify the radiation pattern of elastic waves from a fluid-filled crack in the earth's crust, dynamic elastic response of a two-dimensional fluid-filled crack is studied, emphasizing the effect of the stiffness due to contact between the asperities on the upper and lower surfaces of the crack. To this end, a singular integral equation is derived for the displacement gap across the crack in the Fourier image space, where the motion of the fluid in the crack is taken into account. The singular integral equation is solved numerically, and the radiation pattern is examined in the intermediate region where the distance from the crack is several ten (10~30) times the representative length of the crack. It is revealed that the radiation pattern and the amplitude of the elastic waves are governed primarily by the stiffness on the crack surface. The aspect ratio, i. e., the ratio of the crack length to the initial aperture of the crack, has only weak effects except in the case of a crack which is completely open initially.

KW - Acoustic Emission

KW - Computational Mechanics

KW - Elastic Wave

KW - Elasticity

KW - Geothermal Reservoir Crack

KW - Radiation Pattern

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U2 - 10.1299/kikaia.61.2592

DO - 10.1299/kikaia.61.2592

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0029532725

SN - 0387-5008

VL - 61

SP - 2592

EP - 2598

JO - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A

JF - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A

IS - 592

ER -