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[SCG49-15] Seismic anisotropy under high pressure conditions of harzburgite collected from Oman Drilling Project Phase II
Keywords:Oman Drilling Project, Harzburgite, Anisotropy, Preferred orientation, Pyroxene, Crack
Harzburgite collected from Hole BA1B and BA3A were selected as the experimental samples. Density and porosity of these samples are 2.60 to 2.64 g/cm3and 0.5% to 1.0%, respectively.Intra-vessel deformation and fluid flow apparatus at Hiroshima University were used to conduct the measurements under high confining pressure of up to 200 MPa. Two loading cycles were applied to each specimen to measure velocity successively under both dry and wet conditions. In wet condition, pore pressure was set at 10 MPa using a syringe pump.Both compressional and shear wave velocity (VPandVS) on two orthogonal directions (Y and Z axis) were measured from the pulse transmission method with the amplitude and the frequency of a trigger wave of 5 V and 2 MHz, respectively.
In the preliminary results at 200 MPa of confining pressure under dry conditions, harzburgite collected from Hole BA3A shows VP = 5.86 km/s and VS = 3.03 km/s on the direction of Y axis, and VP = 5.49 km/s and VS = 2.95 km/s on the direction of Z axis. Anisotropy under high confining pressure indicates 6.5% and 2.7% for compressional and shear wave velocity, respectively. Therefore, the preferred orientation of minerals is likely to be a dominant factor.