This workshop gives a hands-on introduction to the parallel seismic wave propagation code SW4 (Seismic Waves, 4th order). This code solves the seismic wave equations in displacement formulation using a node-based finite difference approach that satisfies the principle of summation by parts. SW4 implements substantial capabilities for regional 3-D seismic modeling, including Cartesian local mesh refinement for making the computational mesh finer near the free surface, and uses a curvilinear mesh for capturing realistic topography. SW4 fully supports heterogeneous isotropic elastic and viscoelastic material models, with limited support for heterogeneous 21-parameter anisotropic elastic material models.
Anders Petersson, LLNL
Simulation Seismic Wave Propagation with SW4 [slides]
We will run some small/medium sized jobs on the CIG cluster during the workshop. Smaller jobs can also be run on modern laptops. To do that you need to download and install the SW4 software from the CIG github repository before the workshop starts. Some of the post processing uses Matlab/Octave scripts, which are included in the SW4 distribution. Have a recent version of Matlab or Octave installed on your laptop.
Please registered for this tutorial through the CIG '16 registration web page.
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