Meshfree seismic modeling using radial basis finite-difference with adaptive stencil size

Xin Liu*, Pankaj K. Mishra, Mrinal K. Sen, Leevan Ling

*Corresponding author for this work

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In a meshfree method, the solution of a partial differential equation (PDE) can be approximated over scattered and possibly non-uniform nodes depending on the spatial distribution of the model parameter in the domain. Conventionally, a fixed stencil size is applied to the whole computational domain with non-uniform node-distribution, making the accuracy of the method higher in high-density node region than the accuracy in low-density node regions in the domain. In this work, we implement meshfree seismic wave modeling with variable stencil-size Radial Basis Functions-generated Finite-difference method (RBF-FD) to reduce the redundancy and enhance computational efficiency. The proposed method employs smaller stencil sizes at shorter fill distance regions compared to stencil sizes at the longer fill distance regions. The variable stencil sizes are selected such that the global accuracy is consistent for the whole model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2851
Pages (from-to)2673-2677
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
EventSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exhibition and 90th Annual Meeting, SEG 2020 - Online
Duration: 11 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics

User-Defined Keywords

  • finite difference
  • 2D
  • acoustic


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