Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar by Andrea BenedettoCivil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar by Andrea Benedetto

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

byAndrea BenedettoEditorLara Pajewski

Hardcover | April 16, 2015

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This book, based on Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1208, presents the most advanced applications of ground penetrating radar (GPR) in a civil engineering context, with documentation of instrumentation, methods and results. It explains clearly how GPR can be employed for the surveying of critical transport infrastructure, such as roads, pavements, bridges and tunnels and for the sensing and mapping of underground utilities and voids. Detailed attention is also devoted to use of GPR in the inspection of geological structures and of construction materials and structures, including reinforced concrete, steel reinforcing bars and pre/post-tensioned stressing ducts. Advanced methods for solution of electromagnetic scattering problems and new data processing techniques are also presented. Readers will come to appreciate that GPR is a safe, advanced, non destructive and noninvasive imaging technique that can be effectively used for the inspection of composite structures and the performance of diagnostics relevant to the entire life cycle of civil engineering works.
Andrea Benedetto is Associate Professor of Roads, Railways and Airports at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University, Italy.
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Title:Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating RadarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:371 pagesPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319048120

ISBN - 13:9783319048123

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Table of Contents

Design of Advanced GPR Equipment for Civil Engineering Applications.- Antennas for GPR Systems.- Innovative inspection procedures for effective GPR surveying of critical transport infrastructures.- Inspection Procedures for Effective GPR Surveying of Buildings.- Inspection Procedures for Effective GPR Sensing and Mapping of Underground.- Effective GPR Inspection Procedures for Construction Materials and Structures.- Determination, by Using GPR, of the Volumetric Water Content in Structures, Substructures, Foundations and Soil.- Methods for the electromagnetic forward scattering by buried objects.- Development of intrinsic models for describing near-field antenna effects, including antenna-medium coupling, for improved radar data processing using full-wave inversion.- GPR imaging via qualitative and quantitative approaches.- GPR Data Processing Techniques.- Applications of GPR for Humanitarian Assistance and Security.- Applications of GPR in association with other non-destructive testing methods in surveying of transport infrastructures.- Advanced electric and electromagnetic methods for the characterization of soil.- Applications of radar systems in Planetary Sciences: an overview.