The mechanism of strong nonlinear elasticity in earth solids

Lev A. Ostrovsky
2000 AIP Conference Proceedings  
This work describes several physical models of the mechanical properties of rocks resulting in macroscopic nonlinear behavior due to their mesoscopic-scale structure. Theoretical models include Hertzian grain contacts with multiple scales and hysteretic properties. A significant addition to the highly nonlinear response in these materials are fluids contained in the soft bond system. CP524, Nonlinear Acoustics at the Turn of the Millennium: ISNA 15 edited by W. Lauterborn and T. Kurz
doi:10.1063/1.1309181 fatcat:xtodkny4mraudfeq5ikqblsovi