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120.134 Seismic exploration
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use frequently applied seismic methods in near-surface engineering geophysics, namely seismic refraction tomography and analysis of surface waves. The students are capable of planning seismic surveys, processing seismic data and interpreting the results with respect to environmental and engineering applications

Subject of course

  1. Principles of seismic wave propagation
  2. Theoretical background for the seismic refraction method and surface waves analysis
  3. Acquisition of seismic data in seismic refraction and surface wave studies
  4. Modeling and inversion of seismic refraction and surface waves data
  5. Interpretation of seismic data for environmental and engineering applications
  6. Critical evaluation of strengths and limitations of the discussed seismic methods

Teaching methods

The course is designed as an interactive combination of theoretical concepts reviewed as frontal lecture and on-hands exercises using existing python libraries. During the semester the students will work in small teams (3 persons) for the processing, modeling and inversion of the data as well as to discuss the interpretation of the results. This format encourages discussions among the students fostering their experience in evaluating the interpretation of seismic surveys

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu09:00 - 12:0007.03.2024 - 27.06.2024 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Seismic exploration - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu07.03.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu14.03.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu21.03.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu11.04.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu18.04.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu25.04.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu02.05.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu16.05.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu23.05.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu06.06.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu13.06.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu20.06.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration
Thu27.06.202409:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 1 - UIWSeismic Exploration

Examination modalities

The course is designed to be evaluated based on a final presentation, where the students show the modeling, processing and interpretation of near-surface seismic methods for an environmental or engineering application. Alternatively, the students can take a final oral exam about the concepts revised in class with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects revised in the lectures. The submission of a modeling task revised during the course is a prerequisite for admission to the oral exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.02.2024 09:00 23.03.2024 09:00 30.03.2024 12:00

Precondition

The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

English