The inversion of acoustical impedance profile by methods of characteristics

Fadil Santosa, Horst Schwetlick

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Abstract

The inverse problem for the one-dimensional propagation of waves through a medium with an unknown impedance profile is considered. From the reflected pulses caused by an excitation of short duration, this profile is reconstructed by applying the method of characteristics with finite difference approximations. This leads to a simple and fast algorithm, which is demonstrated by the numerical examples in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalWave Motion
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

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