OASES Range-dependent TL Module

RDOAST is a new range-dependent version of OASES. RDOAST uses a "Virtual Source Algorithm" (VISA) for coupling the field between range-independent sectors. VISA provides an approximate, single-scatter, local plane wave handling of vertical discontinuities. In contrast to the elastic PE, VISA incorporates wave type coupling at vertical interfaces, and it is therefore applicable to high contrast seismo-acoustic propagation problems, and not only to the weak contrast problems handled by the PE. The solutions provided by RDOAST for weak contrast probles agree very well with those provided by the elastic PE.

Obviously, RDOAST has been validated by comparison to reference solutions such as the classical Kuperman-Jensen Wedge problem:

The performance of VISA and RDOAST to a wide range of seismo-acoustic benchmark problems with weak and strong contrast discontinuities is described in:

RDOAST is not included in the export package, but the full version of OASES containing RDOAST is available for licensing through the MIT Technology Licensing Office. The Licensing Officer is Daniel Dardani, Phone (617) 253-6966, Fax (617) 258-6790.

Current RD-OASES Application

Modeling generation of T-phases from earthquakes.

Range-Dependent Seismo-Acoustic Benchmarks

A number of benchmark problems for two-way, range-dependent seismo-acoustic propagation models have been developed in connection with the development of RD-OASES. They are described in the publications:

New RD-OASES Pulse version RDOASP

This version computes multi-frequency transfer functions similarly to OASP, but for laterally inhomogeneous stratifications. Click on Fault VSP to see an MPEG animation of the field produced by an explosive source in a fluid-filled borehole in a stratification with a faulted low-velocity layer. This is the problem treated by FD in Kurkjian etal., Geophysics, 59: 1053-1064 (1994). Compare to their results in Fig. 12.