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Schémas numérique d'ordre élevé en temps et en espace pour l'équation des ondes du premier ordre. Application à la Reverse Time Migration.

Abstract : Oil engineering uses a wide variety of technologies including imaging wave equation which involves very large computing resources. Very powerful computers are now available that make imaging of complex areas possible, but further progress is needed both to reduce the computational cost and improve the simulation accuracy. The current methods still do not allow to image properly heterogeneous 3D regions because they are too expensive and / or not accurate enough. Finite element methods turn out to be efficient for producing good simulations in heterogeneous media. In this thesis, we thus chose to use a high order Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method based upon centered fluxes to solve the acoustic wave equation and developed a high-order scheme for time integration which can be coupled with the space discretization technique, without generating higher computational cost than the second-order Leap Frog scheme which is the most widely used . The new scheme is compared to the high order ADER scheme which is more expensive because it requires a larger number of computations for a fixed level of accuracy. In addition, the ADER scheme uses more memory, which also works in favor of the new scheme since producing subsurface images consumes lots of memory and justifies the development of low-memory numerical methods. The accuracy of both schemes is then analyzed when they are included in an industrial code and applied to realistic problems. The comparison highlights the phenomena of numerical pollution that occur when injecting a point source in the DG scheme and shows that spurious waves can be eliminated by introducing a non-dissipative penalty term in the DG formulation. This work ends by discussing the difficulties induced by using numerical methods in an industrial framework, and in pa
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Florent Ventimiglia. Schémas numérique d'ordre élevé en temps et en espace pour l'équation des ondes du premier ordre. Application à la Reverse Time Migration.. Equations aux dérivées partielles [math.AP]. Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01111039⟩



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