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Highly Nonlinear Solitary Waves to Estimate Orientation and Degree of Anisotropy in Rocks

This paper delves into the use of highly nonlinear solitary waves for the nondestructive identification and characterization of anisotropy in rocks. The nondestructive testing approach proposed expands upon a technique developed recently by some of the authors for the nondestructive characterization of engineering materials and structures. The technique uses the characteristics of solitary waves propagating in a periodic array of spherical particles in contact with the rock to be characterized. The features of the waves that bounce off the chain rock interface are used to infer some properties of the geomaterial under consideration. Numerical models and experimental validation were conducted to explore the feasibility of the method and to standardize the methodology for future widespread applications.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32548/2021.me-04233

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