Volume 3, Issue 1
Numerical Modeling of Elastic Wave Propagation in a Fluid-filled Borehole

Arthur C. H. Cheng and Joakim O. Blanch

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 33-51.

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We review the methods of simulating elastic wave propagation in a borehole. We considered two different approaches: a quasi-analytic approach using the Discrete Wavenumber Summation Method, and the purely numerical Finite Difference Method. We consider the special geometry of the borehole and discuss the problem in cylindrical coordinates. We point out some numerical dif´Čüculties that are particularly unique to this problem in cylindrical coordinates.


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Published online: 2008-03

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