A Workflow for Simulation and Visualization Of Seismic Wave Propagation Using SeisSol, VisIt and Avizo

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/209370
Title:
A Workflow for Simulation and Visualization Of Seismic Wave Propagation Using SeisSol, VisIt and Avizo
Authors:
Passone,Luca
Abstract:
Ground motion estimation and subsurface exploration are main research areas in computational seismology, they are fundamental for implementing earthquake engineering requirements and for modern subsurface reservoir assessment. In this study we propose a workflow for discretizing, simulating and visualizing near source ground motion due to earthquake rupture. For data generation we use an elastic wave equation solver called SeisSol based on the Discontinuous Galerkin formulation with Arbitrary high-order DERivatives (ADER-DG). SeisSol is capable of highly accurate treatment of any earthquake source characterization, occurring on geometrically complex fault systems embedded in geologically complicated earth structures. We then visualize the results with two tools: VisIt (“a free interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data”) and Avizo (“The 3D Analysis Software for Scientific and Industrial data”). We investigate each approach, include our experiences from model generation to visualization in highly immersive environments and conclude with a set of general recommendations for earthquake visualization.
Advisors:
Mai, Paul Martin ( 0000-0002-9744-4964 )
Committee Member:
Ahmadia, Aron ( 0000-0002-2573-2481 ) ; Hadwiger, Markus ( 0000-0003-1239-4871 )
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Program:
Computer Science
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Theses; Computer Science Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.advisorMai, Paul Martinen
dc.contributor.authorPassone,Lucaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-04T08:10:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-04T08:10:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/209370en
dc.description.abstractGround motion estimation and subsurface exploration are main research areas in computational seismology, they are fundamental for implementing earthquake engineering requirements and for modern subsurface reservoir assessment. In this study we propose a workflow for discretizing, simulating and visualizing near source ground motion due to earthquake rupture. For data generation we use an elastic wave equation solver called SeisSol based on the Discontinuous Galerkin formulation with Arbitrary high-order DERivatives (ADER-DG). SeisSol is capable of highly accurate treatment of any earthquake source characterization, occurring on geometrically complex fault systems embedded in geologically complicated earth structures. We then visualize the results with two tools: VisIt (“a free interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data”) and Avizo (“The 3D Analysis Software for Scientific and Industrial data”). We investigate each approach, include our experiences from model generation to visualization in highly immersive environments and conclude with a set of general recommendations for earthquake visualization.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleA Workflow for Simulation and Visualization Of Seismic Wave Propagation Using SeisSol, VisIt and Avizoen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberAhmadia, Aronen
dc.contributor.committeememberHadwiger, Markusen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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