SWRT: A package for semi-analytical solutions of surface wave propagation, including mode conversion, across transversely aligned vertical discontinuities

Datta, Arjun (2018) SWRT: A package for semi-analytical solutions of surface wave propagation, including mode conversion, across transversely aligned vertical discontinuities. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 7 (1). pp. 101-112. ISSN 2193-0864 DOI https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-101-2018

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Abstract

We present a suite of programs that implement decades-old algorithms for computation of seismic surface wave reflection and transmission coefficients at a welded contact between two laterally homogeneous quarter-spaces. For Love as well as Rayleigh waves, the algorithms are shown to be capable of modelling multiple mode conversions at a lateral discontinuity, which was not shown in the original publications or in the subsequent literature. Only normal incidence at a lateral boundary is considered so there is no Love–Rayleigh coupling, but incidence of any mode and coupling to any (other) mode can be handled. The code is written in Python and makes use of SciPy's Simpson's rule integrator and NumPy's linear algebra solver for its core functionality. Transmission-side results from this code are found to be in good agreement with those from finite-difference simulations. In today's research environment of extensive computing power, the coded algorithms are arguably redundant but SWRT can be used as a valuable testing tool for the ever evolving numerical solvers of seismic wave propagation. SWRT is available via GitHub (https://github.com/arjundatta23/SWRT.git).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2017AREP; IA74
Subjects: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
07 - Gold Open Access
Journal or Publication Title: Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems
Volume: 7
Page Range: pp. 101-112
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-101-2018
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 11:30
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/4135

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