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An unsplit convolutional Perfectly Matched Layer improved at grazing incidence for the seismic wave equation

Participants : Dimitri Komatitsch, Roland Martin, Abdelaâziz Ezziani.

The Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) absorbing technique has become popular in numerical modeling in elastic or poroelastic media because of its efficiency to absorb waves at non-grazing incidence. However, after numerical discretization, at grazing incidence large spurious oscillations are sent back from the PML into the main domain. The PML then becomes less efficient in the case of sources located close to an edge of the truncated physical domain under study, in the case of thin slices or for receivers located at large offset. In [71] we developed a PML improved at grazing incidence for the elastic wave equation based on an unsplit convolutional formulation for the seismic wave equation written as a first-order system in velocity and stress. This so-called Convolution-PML (CPML) has a cost that is similar in terms of memory storage to that of the classical PML. In [77] we introduced a similar technique for the two-dimensional Biot poroelastic equations and show its efficiency for both non dissipative and dissipative Biot porous models based on a fourth-order staggered finite-difference method used in a thin mesh slice. The results obtained are significantly improved compared to the classical PML. In [34] we applied our unsplit CPML to viscoelastic media, and in [78] we developed a variational formulation of the CPML.


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