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Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using ground-penetrating radar

Author
Levatti, H.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A.; Cordero, J.A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geotechnical Testing journal
Date of publication
2017-03
Volume
40
Number
2
First page
1
Last page
23
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20160066 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/100083 Open in new window
URL
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/GEOTECH/PAGES/GTJ20160066.htm Open in new window
Abstract
This paper describes the capabilities of a novel technique to investigate crack formation and propagation in drying soils. The technique is 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 soils for the detection of small desiccation cracks has not been demonstrated yet. The experiment ...
Citation
Levatti, H., Prat, P., Ledesma, A., Cuadrado, A., Cordero, J.A. Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using ground-penetrating radar. "Geotechnical Testing journal", Març 2017, vol. 40, núm. 2, p. 1-23.
Keywords
auscultation, desiccation cracks, ground-penetrating radar
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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