Acoustic radiation and the dynamic field induced by a cylindrical source of infinite extent, undergoing angularly periodic and axially-dependent harmonic surface vibrations, while eccentrically suspended in a fluid-filled cylindrical cavity embedded within a fluid-saturated porous elastic formation, are analyzed in an exact manner. This configuration, which is a realistic idealization of an acoustic logging tool suspended in a fluid-filled borehole within a permeable surrounding formation, is of practical importance with a multitude of possible applications in seismo-acoustics. The formulation utilizes the novel features of Biot dynamic theory of poroelasticity along with the translational addition theorem for cylindrical wave functions to obtain a closed-form series solution. The basic dynamic field quantities such as the resistive and the reactive components of the modal acoustic radiation impedance load on the source in addition to the radial and transverse stresses induced in the surrounding formation by an eccentric pulsating/oscillating cylinder in a water-filled borehole within a water-saturated Ridgefield sandstone medium are evaluated and discussed. Special attention is paid to the effects of source eccentricity, excitation frequency, and mode of surface oscillations on the modal impedance values and the dynamic stresses. Limiting cases are considered and good agreements with available solutions are obtained.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineering