Anisotropic parameters and P-wave velocity for orthorhombic media

  title={Anisotropic parameters and P-wave velocity for orthorhombic media},
  author={Ilya D. Tsvankin},
Although orthorhombic (or orthotropic) symmetry is believed to be common for fractured reservoirs, the difficulties in dealing with nine independent elastic constants have precluded this model from being used in seismology. A notation introduced in this work is designed to help make seismic inversion and processing for orthorhombic media more practical by simplifying the description of a wide range of seismic signatures. Taking advantage of the fact that the Christoffel equation has the same… 

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