Computational Modeling of Geoelectrical Soundings using PML-FDTD

Luiza F Ribeiro, Marcela S Novo


The Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method was applied in order to analyze the transient responses of geoelectrical soundings that use circular electric dipole (CED) as source over stratified formations. The model was developed in cylindrical coordinates and a perfectly matched layer (PML) was incorporated to the domain to absorb wave reflections at computational grid boundaries. Numeric results are validated with analytic solutions. Comparisons between the transient response of two different type of soundings are performed and results indicate that the transient response of soundings that excite purely TM mode are more sensitive to the variation of electrical characteristics of the medium


Circular Electric Dipole, Finite-Difference Time-Domain method, Geoelectrical Soundings Modeling, Perfectly Matched Layer

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