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Unformatted text preview: modulus K = 52 GPa, Poisson’s ratio ν =0.29, and density ρ =3.05 g/cm3. A) (5 points) What does elastic mean? B) (5 points) What does isotropic mean? C) (10 points) What are the P- and S-wave velocities for this material? Are these slower or faster than the velocities for quartz? Why are they slower or faster? Show your work for this. D) (10 points) Poisson’s ratio is the ratio of transverse contraction strain to longitudinal extension strain. Describe in simple terms what this means. The theoretical limits Poisson’s ratio are −1 ≤ ν ≤ 0.5 . What’s the value for bulk modulus if ν =0.5? What does t...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2014 for the course GEO 468k taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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