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Volume: 19 (1935)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 9

Last Page: 18

Title: Effect of Moisture Upon Velocity of Elastic Waves in Amherst Sandstone

Author(s): W. T. Born, J. E. Owen (2)

Abstract:

Laboratory measurements of the velocity of elastic waves in Amherst sandstone show that the bar velocity is dependent on the moisture content, the velocity decreasing as the moisture content is increases. Bar velocities ranging from 7,640 to 4,415 feet per second were observed. It is shown that the change in velocity is caused primarily by a change in the value of Young's modulus of the material. The suggestion is made that this phenomenon may have some bearing on the question of Gulf Coast reflection surveys.

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