Singh, K.K.K. (2013) Interpretation of Voids of buried pipes using Ground Penetrating Radar modeling. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 81 (3). pp. 397-404. ISSN 0016-7622

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In coal mines abandoned works or voids at shallow depth, might be a potential hazard and therefore, such areas are considered for redevelopment. As voids and fractures accumulate groundwater which may be hazardous for the mines work. Subsidence, fire, flooding and some other kinds of environmental hazards related to shallow coal works, necessitate for better understanding of voids and their interpretation for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data. Whereas, in civil engineering, GPR is used for detection of the buried pipe, however, it becomes difficult to differentiate betweem the pipes used for water supply and for electrical cable. In order to better interpretation of voids and buried pipes we present a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) solution based on Maxwell’s equations that allows accounting for the frequency dependence of the dielectric permittivity and electrical conductivity of many near-surface materials. The algorithm and the results presented here, however, offer the perspective to improve some of these inherent problems and thus help to make 2-D structure a more reliable and effective tool for probing the shallow subsurface. Also it is found that the different dispersion mechanisms cause significant amplitude and phase differences, which may be relevant to amplitude variation with offset (AVO) and stratigraphic investigations using Ground Penetrating Radar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground penetrating radar Electromagnetic Finite difference time domain
Subjects: Mine Subsidence
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 05:29
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 05:29

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