OASES Range-dependent TL Module
RDOAST is a new range-dependent version of
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:
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.
The performance of VISA and RDOAST to a wide range of seismo-acoustic
benchmark problems with weak and strong contrast discontinuities
is described in:
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:
- J.T. Goh and H. Schmidt,
A hybrid coupled wave-number integration approach to range-dependent seismo-acoustic modeling,
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 100:1409--1420, 1996.
- J.T. Goh, H. Schmidt, P. Gerstoft and W. Seong Benchmarks
for validating range-dependent seismo-acoustic propagation codes,
IEEE J. Oceanic Eng. , In Press, April 1997.
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.