Reference transversely isotropic medium approximating a given generally anisotropic medium

Ludek Klimes


For a given stiffness tensor (tensor of elastic moduli) of a generally anisotropic medium, we determine the reference transversely isotropic (uniaxial) medium which approximates the given generally anisotropic medium.


Elastic anisotropy, stiffness tensor, elastic moduli, transverse isotropy, approximate transverse isotropy, reference symmetry axis.

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Seismic Waves in Complex 3-D Structures, 26 (2016), 155-158 (ISSN 2336-3827, online at