Surface waves in partially saturated porous media

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Abstract

Numerical results for the dispersion relation of surface wave modes in partially saturated porous media are presented in a broad band of frequencies (100 Hz - 200 kHz). A modified Biot theory of poromechanics is implemented which takes into account the interaction between the gas bubbles and the liquid and the solid phase of the porous material. The dependence of the frequency-dependent phase velocities and damping coefficients on the gas saturation are studied for flat and cylindrical interfaces between a liquid and a partially saturated porous medium. The attenuation of the pseudo-Stoneley wave increases with gas saturation in both configurations. In the cylindrical interface the radial penetration of the pore-pressure induced by the pseudo-Stoneley wave decreases with gas saturation due to compressibility effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA 2004), Delft, The Netherlands, July 5-8, 2004
Place of PublicationDelft, The Netherlands
Pagespaper-2391
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Eventconference; Seventh European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA 2004); 2004-07-05; 2004-07-08 -
Duration: 5 Jul 20048 Jul 2004

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Conferenceconference; Seventh European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA 2004); 2004-07-05; 2004-07-08
Period5/07/048/07/04
OtherSeventh European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA 2004)

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Chao, G. E., Smeulders, D. M. J., & Dongen, van, M. E. H. (2004). Surface waves in partially saturated porous media. In Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA 2004), Delft, The Netherlands, July 5-8, 2004 (pp. paper-2391). Delft, The Netherlands.