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Title: On the determination of elastic and anelastic properties of isotropic spheres
Authors: United States. Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Smith, Martin L.
Keywords: Elastic properties
Elastic theory
Compressive properties
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Soil mechanics
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 299.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: We have presented a self-contained account of the theoretical framework necessary to infer the elastic properties of layered spheres from their forced or free resonance spectra. In support of these results, we have provided numerical and experimental results, limited for external reasons to singly layered bodies. We have also provided graphical aids which enable a rapid and fairly accurate determination of compressional and shear velocities for a homogeneous sphere from a single, particular pair of modes. This technique is useful down to Q's at least as low as 100, although unambiguous interpretation of observed spectra requires recourse to the theoretical spectral amplitudes and application of the interference rules. Theoretical spectral calculations suggest that simple peak-width measurements will not provide the information necessary to infer both compressional and shear attenuations, at least for low-Q, materials.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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