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An experimental study of potential distribution in different geological structures

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The principle of analogy between the flow of electricity and the flow of heat has been used to study the thermal distribution in models of geological structures by obtaining the pattern of equipotential lines. This principle of analogy has been further extended to the study of the distribution of seismic energy in these models. Seventeen different models of geological structures have been investigated. The physical parameters of the media and the structures have a definite effect on the distribution of energy and the shape of the equipotential lines.

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Thapar, M.R. An experimental study of potential distribution in different geological structures. PAGEOPH 89, 5–18 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00875200

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Keywords

  • Experimental Study
  • Physical Parameter
  • Geological Structure
  • Potential Distribution
  • Seismic Energy