A one-dimensional seismic model consisting of a multisection metal rod was used in a study of multiple reflections. The model was designed from velocity data provided by an acoustic velocity log. Reflecting interfaces were introduced into the model by changing the rod diameter. An acoustic pulse simulating a shot was applied near the top of the model by a magnetostrictive transducer. Reflections were detected by a crystal receiver placed at the top of the model. Means were devised to achieve an acceptable correspondence in character between a field seismic record obtained at a well site and a synthetic record produced by the model based on acoustic velocities in the well. Model techniques were worked out to separate and identify primary and multiple reflections as an aid in the interpretation of field seismic records.

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