Forward Modeling of Gravity Anomalies for Identification of Burried Cylindrical Body Using Radial Derivative


Muhammad Zuhdi , Syahrial Ayub , Syamsuddin Syamsuddin






Vol. 10 No. 1 (2024): January-June


Radial Derivatives, Gravity Anomaly, Cylinder



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Zuhdi, M., Ayub, S., & Syamsuddin, S. (2024). Forward Modeling of Gravity Anomalies for Identification of Burried Cylindrical Body Using Radial Derivative. Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika Dan Teknologi, 10(1), 192–199.


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Radial Derivative Forward Modeling of Gravity Anomalies for Identification of Cylindrical Geological Features. The gravity method is a geophysical method with exploration costs that are quite cheap compared to other geophysical methods. This method is based on the density contrast of the target body with the surrounding. The cylindrical body is one of the targets among various other geological features. This research was conducted to test the ability of radial derivatives of gravity anomalies for targets in the form of cylindrical body. Radial derivatives consist of a first derivative and a second derivative. Forward modeling of cylindrical geological features is carried out analytically and with finite elements. Both calculations were carried out with a computer program based on Matlab. The results show that there is no difference in results either analytically or finite element wise. This method has been proven to be able to provide clear boundary positions on cylindrical geological features.


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Author Biographies

Muhammad Zuhdi, FKIP Universitas Mataram

I was born in Yogyakarta at December 29th, 1970. Graduated from Geophysics Dept. FMIPA UGM Yogyakarta in 1998. Master degree at Geophysics Dept, FIKTM ITB Bandung. I now teach physics in Universitas Mataram.

Syahrial Ayub, University of Mataram

Physics Education Study Program

Syamsuddin Syamsuddin, University of Mataram

Physics Study Program


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