What is SOFI2.5D?
SOFI2.5D stands for Seismic mOdeling with FInite differences and denotes our 2.5-D viscoelastic time domain massive parallel modeling code. The true 3-D wave propagation at cost of a 2-D wave simulation is due to the cylindric coordinate system and the symmetry with respect to a coordinate axis. Therefore, this code is especially useful for the modeling of waves in and around tubes (e.g. boreholes and tunnels). The manual and a reference paper is included in the download archive.
Conditions for the Use of the Software
Only for Academic Use
The Software SOFI2.5D is free for academic institutions for noncommercial use in the academic world only for the purpose of education and scientific research. The Software shall not be used for commercial purpose of any kind. The same applies to parts of the Software, to its modifications, extensions, and to results produced with the Software.
The User shall not redistribute the Software to third parties. Instead refer people from other academic institutions to this web page.
The User shall be obliged to name in an appropriate manner KIT, the Geophysical Institute and Prof. T. Bohlen as the author when publishing results based on the software, even after the Software has been modified.
Except for cases of intent or gross negligence, KIT shall not be liable to the User for any damage in conjunction with the Software and KIT shall be not liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as, but not limited to, loss of profit and loss of revenue, due to the use of the Software.
Except for cases of intent or gross negligence, KIT shall not be liable to the User for legal defects of the Software or possible claims of third parties. At the moment, KIT is not aware of any claims enforced by third parties against the use of the Software. The User shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury to third parties resulting from the utilization of Software in whole or in part. The User will indemnify and hold harmless KIT and its employees from and against any third party claims in connection with the utilization of the Software.
KIT offers a license to use the Software commercially as well on the basis of a license agreement. If you are interested in such a license, please contact
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bohlen,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Hertzstrasse 16 (Building 6.36)
76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721 608-4416
Fax : +49 (0)721 71173
E-mail: thomas bohlen∂kit edu
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