Elastic constants of calcite

Journal of Applied Physics
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The recent measurements of the elastic constants of calcite by Reddy and Subrahmanyam (1960) disagree with the values obtained independently by Voigt (1910) and Bhimasenachar (1945). The present authors, using an ultrasonic pulse technique at 3 Mc and 25°C, determined the elastic constants of calcite using the exact equations governing the wave velocities in the single crystal. The results are C11=13.7, C33=8.11, C44=3.50, C12=4.82, C13=5.68, and C14=−2.00, in units of 1011 dyn/cm2. Independent checks of several of the elastic constants were made employing other directions and polarizations of the wave velocities. With the exception of C13, these values substantially agree with the data of Voigt and Bhimasenachar.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Elastic constants of calcite
Series title Journal of Applied Physics
DOI 10.1063/1.1702572
Volume 33
Issue 9
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Description 4 p.
First page 2889
Last page 2892
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