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Non-invasive characterisation of road subgrade with towed-array capacitive resistivity imaging

Kuras, O.; Meldrum, P.I.; Beamish, D.; Ogilvy, R.D.. 2004 Non-invasive characterisation of road subgrade with towed-array capacitive resistivity imaging. In: Near Surface 2004, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 6-9 Sept 2004. EAGE, 1-4. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

A towed-array Capacitive Resistivity Imaging (CRI) system has been used in a controlled experiment to acquire multi-channel high-resolution ERT data on an asphalt road. Results from a CRI survey on a purpose-built trial road are discussed and compared to corresponding GPR profile data. It is demonstrated that CRI is particularly effective for the assessment of road subgrade condition. The technique is found to be sensitive to variations in moisture content and porosity in the subgrade layer, which can be used to distinguish areas of structural weakness in roadbeds. We conclude that CRI can be a valuable tool in pavement engineering as it provides complementary information to existing non-destructive testing techniques.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Electrical Tomography
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 02 Nov 2015 15:34 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/512091

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