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Application of Geophysical Techniques for the Diagnosis of Underground Conditions Promoting Distress - Case StudyNormal access

Authors: F.A.I. Hamdi and G. Morelli
Event name: Near Surface 2011 - 17th EAGE European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: Geotechnical Applications of Geophysics
Publication date: 12 September 2011
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20144419
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 818.75Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
Integration of Geophysical techniques with Geotechnical techniques (Drilling of Calibration boreholes) lead to that definitive answers regarding subsurface conditions were provided to the end users: • Defining the scope of the site problem pointing to adverse strata and hazardous ground conditions. • Guidance to diagnosis of Ground Conditions Promoting Distress • Recommendation for the safety design and construction of engineering structures with or without the mitigation procedures for ground improvement. In this study the recent geophysical techniques used in civil engineering investigations and its integration into the overall geotechnical information in relation to detailed design, Road & Building construction, are discussed and illustrated with three case histories.


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