Accession Number:

ADA610204

Title:

Acoustics of Porous Media Including Marine Sediments

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research is to develop a unified theory of wave propagation in granular materials, both unconsolidated and consolidated. In the context of marine sediments, the unconsolidated materials include sands, silts and clays and examples of consolidated media are sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and limestone. The theory is to be based on well-defined physical mechanisms. It must account for the properties of the compressional, shear, and interface waves it must be internally consistent and its predictions, particularly concerning attenuation and dispersion, must agree with available experimental data.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE