Induction response in dipping beds with invasion

A. Q. Howard, Weng Cho Chew

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A nonmatrix approach to the electromagnetic modeling of an induction sonde response in a dipping bed environment is presented. The method is approximate and is an extension of geometrical factor theory or the more rigorous Born approximations. The method uses a new electric field vector integral equation developed by C. C. Chew and R. L. Kleinberg (1988). The receiver coil voltage consists of two parts, a volumetric component vg, and a surface component vc. The term vg reduces to the Born result when the dip angle is zero; vc accounts for the surface charge effect and is only significant when the receiver coils are in close proximity to a bed boundary. Analysis shows that the double scattering events which produce the charge interaction at a bed boundary are proportional to the factor sin20)(σ2 - σ1)2/ (σ1 + σ2), where θ0 is the dip angle and σ1 and σ2 are the conductivities of the adjacent beds. Numerical comparisons with eigenfunction solutions in special-case geometries validate the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1989
EventIGARSS'89 - Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing Part 1 (of 5) - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Jul 10 1989Jul 14 1989


ConferenceIGARSS'89 - Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing Part 1 (of 5)
CityVancouver, BC, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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