Modelling seismic wave propagation

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  • ECTS credits: 6
  • University: University of L'Aquila
  • Semester: 3
  • Objectives:


    This is an interdisciplinary course involving geophysicists and applied mathematicians. Its main objective is to introduce some basic theoretical and numerical tools needed to understand and simulate the propagation of seismic waves.

  • Topics:


    The course is ideally divided into three parts. In the first one we introduce general concepts of earth structure, seismic sources, and earthquake detection. In the second part we summarize the basic concepts of elasticity theory and present some mathematical model often used to describe the propagation of the seismic waves. Finally, in the last part, we introduce some numerical methods and apply our knowledge to simulate seismic waves propagation on a simple domain.

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