Estimation of the distribution of rock permeability using elastic wave tomography

T. Kikuchi, Y. Onishi, S. Nishiyama, T. Yano, S. Uehara, K. Yoshimura, K. Ando, H. Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop the method to evaluate permeability distribution in rock masses using elastic wave tomography. This method is based on Biot theory and BISQ theory which describe the dependency of elastic wave velocity on frequency. To verify the applicability of this method to rock masses, we performed laboratory and in-situ experiments. In laboratory experiments, we measured seismic velocity in several frequencies. In in-situ experiments, we performed seismic exploration using three frequencies. In this paper, we present the results of these experiments. From the laboratory experiments results, it is turned out there is the possibility that this method is applicable to various kinds of rock. And from the results of in-situ experiments, we consider that this method also has the possibility of application to the real field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact of Human Activity on the Geological Environment - Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005
Pages257-260
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005 - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: May 18 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameImpact of Human Activity on the Geological Environment - Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005
CountryCzech Republic
CityBrno
Period5/18/055/20/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Kikuchi, T., Onishi, Y., Nishiyama, S., Yano, T., Uehara, S., Yoshimura, K., Ando, K., & Kim, H. (2005). Estimation of the distribution of rock permeability using elastic wave tomography. In Impact of Human Activity on the Geological Environment - Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005 (pp. 257-260). (Impact of Human Activity on the Geological Environment - Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Eurock 2005).