Upgrading the physical modelling lab with a new tank

Kevin L. Bertram, Joe Wong

A new, more robust water tank with reinforced acrylic sides was built for the Seismic Physical Modelling Laboratory. The new tank replaces older versions that failed under prolonged water pressure. In addition, we performed measurements to characterize the wavelet shapes and 2D radiation patterns of three types of transducers operating in water.These were done to determine their effectiveness for producing low-frequency data suitable for efficient FWI. Furthermore, we designed and produced an Arbitrary Waveform Generator and evaluated its use for producing source-driving functions more complicated than simple impulses.