We introduce in this study an algorithm for the imaging of faults and of slip fields on those faults. The physics of this problem are modeled using the equations of linear elasticity. We define a regularized functional to be minimized for building the image. We first prove that the minimum of that functional converges to the unique solution of the related fault inverse problem. Due to inherent uncertainties in measurements, rather than seeking a deterministic solution to the fault inverse proble...
We introduce in this study an algorithm for the imaging of faults and of slip fields on those faults. The physics of this problem are modeled using the equations of linear elasticity. We define a regularized functional to be minimized for building the image. We first prove that the minimum of that functional converges to the unique solution of the related fault inverse problem. Due to inherent uncertainties in measurements, rather than seeking a deterministic solution to the fault inverse problem, we then consider a Bayesian approach. The randomness involved in the unknown slip is teased out by assuming independence of the priors, and we show how the regularized error functional introduced earlier can be used to recover the probability density of the geometry parameter. The advantage of this Bayesian approach is that we obtain a way of quantifying uncertainties as part of our final answer. On the downside, this approach leads to a very large computation which we implemented on a parallel platform. After showing how this algorithm performs on simulated data, we apply it to measured data. The data was recorded during a slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico
Citation
Volkov, D.; Calafell, J. A stochastic approach to reconstruction of faults in elastic half space. "Inverse Problems and Imaging", 1 Juny 2019, vol. 13, núm. 3, p. 479-511.