Estimation of the Mechanical Properties of Fluid-Saturated Rocks Using the Measured Wave Motions

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C. H. Yew

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex. 78712

P. N. Jogi, K. E. Gray

Department of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex. 78712

J. Energy Resour. Technol 101(2), 112-116 (Jun 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446899 History: Received July 25, 1978; Revised February 20, 1979; Online August 19, 2010


A method for determining the material properties of a fluid-saturated rock via the measured wave motions is presented in this paper. The essence of the method is to compare the dispersive characteristics of the measured wave motions with that predicted by the Biot’s theory. The material properties of water-saturated Berea sandstone determined by this method agree, in general, with that determined from the standard laboratory test.

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