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The matrix formulation of boundary integral modeling of elastic wave propagation in 2D multi-layered media with irregular interfaces

Liu, Enru; Dobson, Andy; Pan, D.M.; Yang, D.H.. 2008 The matrix formulation of boundary integral modeling of elastic wave propagation in 2D multi-layered media with irregular interfaces. Journal of Computational Acoustics, 16 (3). 381-396. 10.1142/S0218396X08003634

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Abstract/Summary

A semi-analytic method based on the propagation matrix formulation of indirect boundary element method to compute response of elastic (and acoustic) waves in multi-layered media with irregular interfaces is presented. The method works recursively starting from the top-most free surface at which a stress-free boundary condition is applied, and the displacement-stress boundary conditions are then subsequently applied at each interface. The basic idea behind this method is the matrix formulation of the propagation matrix (PM) or more recently the reflectivity method as wide used in the geophysics community for the computation of synthetic seismograms in stratified media. The reflected and transmitted wave fields between arbitrary shapes of layers can be computed using the indirect boundary element (BEM) method. Like any standard BEM methods, the primary task of the BEM-based propagation matrix method (thereafter called PM–BEM) is the evaluation of element boundary integral of the Green's function, for which there are standard method that can be adapted. In addition, effective absorbing boundary conditions as used in the finite difference numerical method is adapted in our implementation to suppress the spurious arrivals from the artificial boundaries due to limited model space. To our knowledge, such implementation has not appeared in the literature. Several examples are presented in this paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of this proposed PM–BEM method for modeling elastic waves in media with complex structure.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1142/S0218396X08003634
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Earth hazards and systems
Additional Keywords: Wave behaviour
NORA Subject Terms: Physics
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 06 Jan 2009 10:23
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5348

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