Anisotropy Models of Sedimentary Sections and Characteristics of Wave Propagation

  • S. K. Upadhyay


A material is said to be anisotropic if its properties, when measured at the same point, change with direction. Anisotropy is exhibited in its pure form in crystals. A crystal’s properties are governed by the periodic structure of its atoms. The study of anisotropic behavior of crystals has greatly helped understanding seismic anisotropy of sedimentary rocks and fractured zones. With this perspective, some salient points of anisotropy in crystals are introduced first.


Anisotropy Model Stiffness Constant Sedimentary Section Shear Wave Splitting Azimuthal Anisotropy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Upadhyay
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkee, Distt. — Haridwar (Uttranchal Pradesh)India

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