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Ground penetrating radar system for detection of desiccation cracks in soils

Author
Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A.; Levatti, H.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
Third International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-08-22
Book of congress proceedings
3rd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics: COMGEO III: Krakow, Poland: august 21-23 2013: proceedings
First page
249
Last page
258
URL
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Abstract
In this paper we explore a relatively simple, non-destructive, indirect technique using a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system to detect cracks that form and propagate inside a soil specimen during desiccation. Although GPR devices have been used for multiple applications, their use in the detection of small cracks (few millimeters wide), has not been demonstrated yet. The experiments and the methodology used to test the accuracy of a small commercial GPR device for crack identification are des...
Keywords
Desiccation, GPR, cracks
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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