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Abstract
In this article, we calculate the seismic anisotropy resulting from melt redistribution during pure and simple shear deformation. Deformation strongly modifies the geometry of melts initially occupying three grain junctions. The initially isotropic fractional area of intergranular contact, contiguity, becomes anisotropic due to deformation. Consequently, the component of contiguity evaluated on the plane parallel to axis of maximum compressive stress decreases. During both modes of deformation, the trace of the contiguity tensor remains nearly unchanged. In the companion article [labeled DHM], we outline the numerical methods and present the synthetic micrographs from our numerical deformation experiments. In pure shear deformation, the principal contiguity directions remain stationary while they rotate during simple shear. The ratio between the principal components of the contiguity tensor decrease from 1 in an undeformed aggregate to 0.1 after 45% shortening in pure shear and to 0.3 after a shear strain of 0.75 in simple shear. In both pure and simple shear experiments, anisotropy in the shear wave velocity increases with the strain in a strongly nonlinear fashion. In pure shear deformation, the steady state microstructure produces nearly 3% anisotropy between shear waves vibrating perpendicular and parallel to the planes of melt films.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  764–777 
Number of pages  14 
Journal  Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 
Volume  120 
Issue number  2 
Early online date  19 Dec 2014 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  17 Mar 2015 
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Three dimensional modeling of dynamic microstructure
HierMajumder, S.
1/07/12 → 30/06/16
Project: Research