Anisotropic behaviour of rocks

  • S. Balakrishna


The directional variation of ultrasonic velocity has been studied in some of the Indian rocks. Quartzites and Marbles which are monomineralic show almost perfect isotropy. Granite shows a slight departure from isotropy (5 to 8%) which is attributed to the variation in mineralogical composition and in grain size from direction to direction.


Isotropy Ultrasonic Velocity Anisotropic Behaviour Model Composition Microscopic Description 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Balakrishna
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  1. 1.Geology DepartmentAndhra UniversityWaltair

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