Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2000

Development and Instruction of Graduate Level Courses Focused on the "Non-Destructive Imaging of Engineered Structures and Non-Invasive Geotechnical Site Characterization"




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Geology and Geophysics

Principal Investigator

Neil Anderson, Professor
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Missouri-Rolla
125 McNutt Hall
Rolla, Missouri, 65401
p(573) 341-4852
f(573) 341-6935

Student Involvement

Graduate Students will serve as Teaching Assistants. They will demonstrate equipment and use of state-of-the-art processing and interpretation software.

Project Objective

The objective is to develop graduate level courses in the "non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive geotechnical site characterization". These courses will be offered to Fort Leonard Wood military personnel registered in the US Army Engineering Officer Advanced Class (EOAC). The goal is to ensure US Army Engineers have specialized training in non-destructive imaging techniques.

Project Abstract

The developed courses will focus on techniques that allow for the non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization. Methodologies to be discussed include Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetics, Gravity, Electromagnetics, Resistivity, Induced Polarization, Self Potential, Refraction Seismics, Reflection Seismics and Tomography.

Task Description

These courses are being developed for two off-campus Masters Degree Programs: Geology and Geophysics & Geological Engineering. These programs will be offered (four times annually) to Fort Leonard Wood EOAC (engineering) military personnel.

Anticipated Benefits

Army Engineers will be better trained (w.r.t. non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization).

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Project Start Date:08/15/2001
Project End Date:08/14/2002

Relationship to other Research/Projects

UMR faculty is engaged in a number of externally funded projects that involve the non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization (including studies at Fort Leonard Wood). The courses to be offered at Fort Leonard Wood essentially constitute applied technology transfer.

Technology Transfer Activities

Expertise with respect to acquisition, processing, interpretation and application of geophysical technologies will be shared with Fort Leonard Wood Military Personnel.

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Non-destructive imaging, non-invasive imaging, technology transfer, and education