Modeling-Computer Simulations (Gritto & Majer)

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Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations (Gritto & Majer)

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Finite-difference modeling (Nihei et al., 2002) was used to simulate seismic wave propagation in a geothermal area with a layered velocity structure in the presence of different types of faults. The velocity model was taken from previous borehole studies at the Rye Patch geothermal reservoir (Gritto et al., 2003). The P- and S-wave velocity models are shown in Figure 1. The parameters of the fault were modeled after Coates and Schoenberg (1995), where the orientation of the fault relative to the finite-difference grid and the fault stiffness are translated into elastic constants using equivalent medium theory.


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