An algorithm for 3D modelling of direct current resistivity and full-response time-domain induced polarization data

Lene Madsen, G. Fiandaca, E. Auken

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Abstract

We present a flexible algorithm for modelling of 3D direct current (DC) resistivity and time-domain induced polarization (IP) data. A structured model mesh allows easy implantation of constrains, whereas the finite-element forward algorithm is based on unstructured tetrahedral meshes and therefore handles both topography, arbitrary shaped boundaries and local refinement. This, together with modelling of the secondary potential field for singularity removal around the sources, ensures high accuracy. Electrodes may be placed on the boundaries or arbitrarily in the subsurface thus allowing both surface and cross-borehole applications. The forward response is computed in frequency-domain and then transformed to time-domain using the Hankel Transform, taking into account the current waveform and system filters for a quantitative IP modelling of either full-decay IP responses or integral chargeability allowing the IP phenomenon to be parameterised using any IP parameterization. An accuracy test of the forward response shows the advantages of the singularity removal (computing primary and secondary potential fields separately) as it decreases the relative deviation to the analytic solution significantly compared to computing the total field.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event25th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Held at Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019, NSG 2019 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Sep 201912 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference25th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Held at Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019, NSG 2019
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period8/09/1912/09/19

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources

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