An absorbing boundary condition is necessary in seismic wave simulation for eliminating the unwanted artificial reflections from model boundaries. Existing boundary condition methods often have a trade-off between numerical accuracy and computational efficiency. We proposed a local absorbing boundary condition for frequency-domain finite-difference modelling. The proposed method benefits from exact local plane-wave solution of the acoustic wave equation along predefined directions that effectively reduces the dispersion in other directions. This method has three features: simplicity, accuracy and efficiency. Numerical simulation demonstrated that the proposed method has higher efficiency than the conventional methods such as the second-order absorbing boundary condition and the perfectly matched layer (PML) method. Meanwhile, the proposed method shared the same low-cost feature as the first-order absorbing boundary condition method.
- Absorbing boundary condition
- Acoustic wave equation
- Frequency-domain finite-difference
- Perfectly matched layer
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