Effective elasticity of a medium with many parallel fractures

  title={Effective elasticity of a medium with many parallel fractures},
  author={Filip P. Adamus},
  journal={Geophysical Journal International},
  • F. P. Adamus
  • Published 18 June 2020
  • Physics
  • Geophysical Journal International
We consider an alternative way of obtaining the effective elastic properties of a cracked medium. Similarly, to the popular linear-slip model, we assume flat, parallel fractures, and long wavelengths. However, we do not treat fractures as weakness planes of displacement discontinuity. In contrast to the classical models, we represent fractures by a thin layer embedded in the background medium. In other words, we follow the Schoenberg-Douma matrix formalism for Backus averaging, but we relax… Expand

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