A Complete Solution to Self-potential Anomalies Due to 2D Inclined Sheets Using Whale Optimization

  • Mohamed Gobashy
  • Maha AbdelazeemEmail author
  • Mohamed Abdrabou
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


A new heuristic solution to self-potential anomalies due to 2D inclined sheets of infinite horizontal extent is presented. This technique is based on using whale optimization algorithm (WOA) in order to infer the optimum solution of the problem. The inverted parameters are polarization amplitude (k), the half-width (a), the inclination angle (α) and the depth (h). The WOA has been tested on a synthetic example, the effect of random noise is analyzed as well and the method depicted good results using MATLAB code. The method has also been applied on two real examples from India. The inversion parameters illustrate that WOA accurately detects model parameters, and show good validation when compared with other inversion methods in the published literature.


Self-potential WOA 2D inclined sheet Artificial intelligence Inversion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Gobashy
    • 1
  • Maha Abdelazeem
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mohamed Abdrabou
    • 1
  1. 1.Cairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG)Helwan, CairoEgypt

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