pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 131, Issue 4, pp 703–713 | Cite as

Attenuation properties of viscoelastic material

  • Mohammad Qausar


The attenuation properties of eight rheological models have been studied theoretically. The expressions forQ have been obtained by using dissipated and stored energies and/or complex modulus for each model. The dependence ofQ on frequency has been demonstrated. The three-element elastic model appears to be the best one to represent the viscoelastic nature of the earth's material for a finite value ofQ.

Key words

Attenuation viscoelastic material rheological models complex modulus stored and dissipated energies Q 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Qausar
    • 1
  1. 1.MSSPPINSTECHRawalpindiPakistan

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