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Volume 24, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 543-551, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-543-2017
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Special issue: Waves in media with pre-existing or emerging inhomogeneities...

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 543-551, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-543-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Sep 2017

Research article | 05 Sep 2017

Extracting real-crack properties from non-linear elastic behaviour of rocks: abundance of cracks with dominating normal compliance and rocks with negative Poisson ratios

Vladimir Y. Zaitsev et al.
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A new method of analysing pressure wave dependences is presented and tested against the published experimental data. Upon the results of examination of more than 90 rock samples, it was found that a significant portion of rocks (~ 45 %) exhibit negative Poisson ratios at lower pressures. Such a significant number of naturally auxetic rocks suggests that the occurrence of negative Poisson ratios is not as exotic as assumed previously.
A new method of analysing pressure wave dependences is presented and tested against the...
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