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This is a solution for modeling the elastic anisotropy of shale using an Eshelby's type (Eshelby, 1957) anisotropic homogenization model that was developed by Hornby et al. 1994. This model considers the percolation threshold effect by combining the Self-Consistent scheme (SC) and the Differential Effective Medium (DEM) scheme. The anisotropic Hill's tensor (that is required to compute the Eshelby's tensor and the strain concentration tensor) is computed using the solutions derived by Sevostianov et al. (2005).

Input the parameters then click Compute button to calculate the elastic stiffness tensor of pure wet clay. Assumption of horizontally aligned clay particles is considered (for more advanced options, please contact us).