An acoustic wave equation for pure P wave in 2D TTI media

Ge Zhan, Reynam C. Pestana, Paul L. Stoffa

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Abstract

In this paper, a pure P wave equation for an acoustic 2D TTI media is derived. Compared with conventional TTI coupled equations, the resulting equation is unconditionally stable due to the complete isolation of the SV wave mode. To avoid numerical dispersion and produce high quality images, the rapid expansion method REM is employed for numerical implementation. Synthetic results validate the proposed equation and show that it is a stable algorithm for modeling and reverse time migration RTM in a TTI media for any anisotropic parameter values. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2011
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics

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