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Research Activities: 2004
Geophysical Detection of Voids within the Levee, Duck Creek Conservation Area, Missouri
Matching Research Agency
|Missouri Department of Conservation|
Graduate students will acquire, process and interpret the geophysical data used to detect voids within the levee.
The objective is to locate and map voids that have been excavated (by animals) into the levee at the Duck Creek Conservation Area.
Ground penetrating radar, resistivity and surface waves will be acquired along the levee in the Duck Creek Conservation Area. These non-invasive geophysical data will be used to locate and map voids that have been excavated (by animals) into the levee at the Duck Creek Conservation Area.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be able to fill and seal identified voids, which could otherwise compromise the integrity of the levee. UMR faculty will have the opportunity to develop and test innovative geophysical acquisition methodologies.
|Non-destructive/and non-invasive imaging.|
Relationship to other Research/Projects
UMR faculties are engaged in a number of externally-funded projects that involve the non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization.
Technology Transfer Activities
Expertise with respect to acquisition, processing, interpretation and application of geophysical technologies will be presented at appropriate conferences.
Transportation Research Board Keywords
Non-destructive imaging, non-invasive imaging, technology transfer, education.