pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 5–11 | Cite as

Elastic wave velocities in rocks

  • Satyabrata Datta
  • K. R. Madhwa Simha


Compressional wave velocity has been measured in the laboratory by the ultrasonic pulse technique in a number of rock specimens of different geological formations collected from different parts of India. The effect of water saturation on the velocity in some of the porous samples has been investigated. The velocity in some polycrystalline aggregate crystals and in some ores has also been determined. The accuracy of measurements varies from 1 to 2 per cent. The results of measurements with geological details are presented in tabulated form.


India Compressional Wave Wave Velocity Elastic Wave Water Saturation 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satyabrata Datta
  • K. R. Madhwa Simha
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysics DivisionGeological Survey of IndiaCalcutta

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