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Binary recovery via phase field regularization for first-arrival traveltime tomography

Dunbar, Oliver R. A. and Elliott, Charles M. (2019) Binary recovery via phase field regularization for first-arrival traveltime tomography. Inverse Problems, 35 (9). Art. No. 095004. ISSN 0266-5611. doi:10.1088/1361-6420/ab1c6c.

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We propose a double obstacle phase field methodology for binary recovery of the slowness function of an Eikonal equation found in first-arrival traveltime tomography. We treat the inverse problem as an optimization problem with quadratic misfit functional added to a phase field relaxation of the perimeter penalization functional. Our approach yields solutions as we account for well posedness of the forward problem by choosing regular priors. We obtain a convergent finite difference and mixed finite element based discretization and a well defined descent scheme by accounting for the non-differentiability of the forward problem. We validate the phase field technique with a Γ—convergence result and numerically by conducting parameter studies for the scheme, and by applying it to a variety of test problems with different geometries, boundary conditions, and source—receiver locations.

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Additional Information:© 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. Published 20 August 2019. The work of CME was partially supported by the Royal Society via a Wolfson Research Merit Award; the work of ORAD and CME by the EPSRC Programme Grant EQUIP.
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Official Citation:Oliver R A Dunbar and Charles M Elliott 2019 Inverse Problems 35 095004
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