M. Novikov
V. Lisitsa

: WAVES 2017: 13th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation (Minnesota, May 15-19, 2017): Book of Abstracts

According to resent theoretical study seismic wave propagating in a model with fluid-filled fractures structure may lead to the wave-induced fluid flow. Moreover, these flows are expected to depend on the connectivity of the fractures. However, this effect expected at high frequencies where scattering may dominate. In this paper we perform numerical study of this effect. We show that in case of connected fractures the wave velocity is lower than in the case of the nonintersected fractures. However, energy dissipation is mainly connected with the scattering and effect of fracture connectivity can not be estimated from full weveform simulation.