"Geophysical Testing of Rock and Its Relationship to Physical Properties" by Khiem T. Tran, Dennis R. Hiltunen, Ariel I. Sarno, and Nick Hudyma
University of Florida | February 2011 | ISBN: n/a | 190 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Testing techniques were designed to characterize spatial variability in geotechnical engineering physical parameters of rock formations. Standard methods using seismic waves, which are routinely used for shallow subsurface investigation, have limitations in characterizing challenging profiles at depth that include low-velocity layers and embedded cavities. This research focuses on overcoming these limitations by developing two new methods using both sensitive data and a global inversion scheme.