Advanced BEM-based methodologies to identify and simulate wave fields in complex geostructures

To enhance the applicability of BEM for geomechanical modeling numerically optimized BEM models, hybrid FEM-BEM models, and parallel computation of seismic Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) in GPU are implemented. Inverse modeling of seismic wave propagation in inhomogeneous and heterogeneous half-plane is implemented in Boundary Element Method (BEM) using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). The Boundary Integral Equations (BIE) based on the fundamental solutions for homogeneous elastic isotropic continuum are modified by introducing mesh-dependent variables. The variables are optimized to obtain the site-specific impedance functions. The PSO-optimized BEM models have significantly improved the efficiency of BEM for seismic wave propagation in arbitrarily inhomogeneous and heterogeneous media. Similarly, a hybrid BEM-FEM approach is developed to evaluate the seismic response of a complex poroelastic soil region containing underground structures. The far-field semi-infinite geological region is modeled via BEM, while the near-field finite geological region is modeled via FEM. The BEM region is integrated into the global FEM system using an equivalent macro-finite-element. The model describes the entire wave path from the seismic source to the local site in a single hybrid model. Additionally, the computational efficiency of time domain FWI algorithm is enhanced by parallel computation in CPU and GPU.




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