Application of P & SH-waves for rock anisotropy studies: Genting Highlands case study

702001-100761-562-B
Author : Abdul Nassir Sh. Saeed, Abdul Ghani Rafek, Rahman Yaccup and Abdul Rahim Samsudin
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 69-73
Volume Number : 44
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm44200009

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 44, July 2000, pp. 69 - 73

 

Application of P & SH-waves for rock anisotropy studies: Genting Highlands case study

Abdul Nassir Sh. Saeed, Abdul Ghani Rafek, Rahman Yaccup and Abdul Rahim Samsudin

Geology Programme, School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

 

Abstract: Seismic refraction surveys utilizing P & SH-waves were carried out over an abandoned quarry at Genting Highlands in order to study the anisotropy of the bedrock of that site. Shear (S) and compression (P) acoustic velocities of the subsurface refractor have shown significant variations in their spatial distribution. These variations in velocity values were compiled and then qualitatively correlated with surface fracture surveys conducted during the course of acquiring the field data.

Seismic P & SH-wave velocity values obtained from in situ measurements have been used for calculating the anisotropy percentage and slowness factor. The petrophysical parameters computed are then contoured to identify the orientation of fracture zones along the refractor surface. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm44200009