Human civilization is built on the raw materials we extract from the Earth. From the natural gas that keeps you warm in the winter to the rare earth metals in your electric car battery. But how do we know what lies many miles below the surface? Contact Us
The state of the art is to use reflected sound waves from seismic surveys to reconstruct the properties of the subsurface. Scientists then have a much clearer picture of the subsurface before spending millions of dollars drilling tens of miles into the ground (or ocean) to extract these resources.
The compute resources required to do this reconstruction is immense. So scientists, until now, have compromised and used just the acoustic (pressure) waves to do this reconstruction. However, seismic waves are elastic.
Vorticity is helping by providing the industry with the necessary compute power to run elastic wave reconstructions. Our systems are up to 100x faster, process much larger models, enable us to use higher order physics and use higher frequency seismic waves to gain a much clearer picture of the subsurface.
All this at a fraction of the cost of a super computer.