5:42 PM - 5:45 PM
[SMP43-P10] Elastic wave velocity and microstructures of Hida gneisses
3-min talk in an oral session
Keywords:gneiss, seismic velocity, anisotropy, microstructure, CPO
Rock samples of Hida gneisses were collected at Kubusu River (Yatsuo, Toyama Pref.). A rectangular parallelpiped (the edge length〜40 mm) was made from rock samples. Two faces are parallel to the foliation plane, and two faces perpendicular to the elongation direction. Preliminary velocity measurements were made at room conditions by the pulse transmission technique using Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 transducers with the resonant frequency of 2 MHz. One compressional wave velocity and two shear wave velocities were measured in each of three orthogonal directions. Two shear waves propagating in one direction oscillate in mutually orthogonal directions. The fastest compressional wave velocity (5.91 km/s) was observed in the direction parallel to the elongation, while the slowest (5.51 km/s) perpendicular to the foliation. When a shear wave propagated along the foliation plane, it showed slightly higher velocity for oscillating along the foliation than for oscillating perpendicular to the foliation plane.
However, these velocity values cannot be compared with microstructures, because they must be affected by pores in rock samples. We are now conducting velocity measurements under confining pressures of up to 180 MPa to remove the influence of pores. The relationship between velocity under confining pressures and microstructures will be presented in our poster.