Technical Paper: On the Anatomy of the Air-Gun Signature

Society: SEG
Paper Number: 138411682
Presentation Date: 2016
Download: On the Anatomy of the Air-Gun Signature (0.93 MB PDF)



In the context of designing a new air-gun with reduced highfrequency emissions, we developed computational fluid dynamics models that provide new insight into the dynamic behavior of air-guns. We combined these simulations with video images and high-fidelity acoustic measurements from physical tests to investigate the physical mechanisms contributing to the air-gun signature. We considered the dynamic output in the time domain, and the energy components in the frequency domain.

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