Proceedings of the conference on Recent Advances in Rock Engineering (RARE 2016)

Influence of geophysical judgement and software parameters on interpretation of seismic section

Authors
V.R. Balasubramaniam, P.C. Jha, Babu B Butchi, S. Nelliat, Y.V. Sivaram, K. Goverdhan
Corresponding Author
V.R. Balasubramaniam
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/rare-16.2016.86How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Seismic refraction; conventional techniques; modern techniques; refraction tomography; geophysical judgement; software parameters; impact
Abstract
Seismic refraction has long been adapted for various types site characterization studies. The method has evolved from the classical theory based on Huygens's principle involving straight propagation paths representing spherical wave front heading direction into many novel considerations involving curved-ray-path and cell based finite element techniques for tracing the propagation of seismic waves in the subsurface media and deriving the velocity of the body waves as closely approximated to reality as possible, within the theoretical and computational limits of the routines. In view of multifarious options available in the market for plotting and visualizing and interpretation of seismic sections it becomes important to understand the influence of manual and automated processing techniques on reasonability, accuracy and reliability of velocity sections derived from such techniques. This paper comparatively evaluates the merit and limitation of each of the techniques w.r.t to the site conditions, the depth of investigation and resolution. This study emphasizes the need of optimal selection of field survey and processing parameters with due regard to the constraints experienced during acquisition and processing
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Proceedings
Recent Advances in Rock Engineering (RARE 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-260-2
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/rare-16.2016.86How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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