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Nonlinear inversion of electrical resistivity sounding data for multi-layered 1-D earth model using global particle swarm optimization (GPSO)

Oyeyemi, Kehinde D. and Aizebeokhai, A. P. and Ukabam, Chukwuemeka S. and Kayode, O.T and Olaojo, A. A. and Metwaly, Mohamed (2023) Nonlinear inversion of electrical resistivity sounding data for multi-layered 1-D earth model using global particle swarm optimization (GPSO). Heliyon. ISSN 2405-8440

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Interpreting geophysical data requires solving nonlinear optimization problem(s) in inversion. Analytical methods such as least-square have some intrinsic limitations, which include slow convergence and dimensionality, making heuristic-based swarm intelligence a better alternative. Large-scale nonlinear optimization problems in inversion can be solved effectively using a technique within the swarm intelligence family called Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). This study evaluates the inversion of geoelectrical resistivity data with global particle swarm opti�mization (GPSO). We attempted to invert field vertical electrical sounding data for a multi�layered 1-D earth model using the developed particle swarm optimization algorithm. The result of the PSO-interpreted VES data was compared with that of the least square inversion result from Winresist 1.0. According to the PSO-interpreted VES results, satisfactory solutions may be attained with a swarm of 200 or fewer particles, and convergence can be reached in fewer than 100 iterations. The GPSO inversion approach has a maximum capacity of 100 iterations, more than the least square inversion algorithm of the Winresist, which has a maximum capacity of 30 iterations. The misfit error of GPSO inversion is 6.14 × 10− 7, much lower than that of the least square inversion of 4.0. The GPSO inversion model has lower and upper limit values of the geoelectric layer parameters model to fit the true model better. The limitations of the developed PSO inversion scheme include a slower execution time of the inversion procedures than the least�square inversion. There is a need for a priori knowledge of the number of layers from borehole reports in the study area. The PSO inversion scheme, however, estimates inverted models closer to the true solutions with greater accuracy than the least-square inversion scheme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical resistivity PSO Inversion Vertical electrical sounding Geophysical modelling
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2023 08:01
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2023 08:01

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