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Estimating the degree of anisotropy of elastic media


The refraction curves, wave-front geometry, and changes taking place in these characteristics on varying the elastic constants of anisotropic media over wide ranges are analyzed. A quantitative criterion is derived for estimating the number and disposition of the lacunas, the properties of the roots of the characteristic equation, and other important characteristics of the medium.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, No. 4, pp. 163–171, July–August, 1975.

The author wishes to thank S. A. Khristianovich for interest in this work.

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Budaev, V.S. Estimating the degree of anisotropy of elastic media. J Appl Mech Tech Phys 16, 618–625 (1975).

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  • Anisotropy
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Refraction
  • Elastic Constant