Development of Three-Dimensional, Full Wave Field Seismic Imaging Technology for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Three-dimensional (3-D) characterization of near-surface material properties is of paramount importance to transportation infrastructure projects. Conventional seismic methods are labor intensive which makes shallow 3-D imaging uneconomical. Automated 3-D seismic surveying technology, the "autojuggie," has been developed at the University of Kansas for efficient high-resolution ultra-shallow imaging of geologic materials. The proposed research will further develop the autojuggie for automated acquisition of 3-D seismic over paved surfaces and for three-component (3-C) recording. Three-component acquisition of the full seismic wavefield will allow for determination of material mechanical properties. Combined with high-resolution 3-D imaging of bedrock topography, fracture density and orientation, and void detection, it will facilitate transportation infrastructure projects. The new technology of automated 3-D&3-C seismic imaging will be tested at a Kansas transportation site. This project will be used to initiate research in transportation infrastructure, levee monitoring, and void and tunnel detection with state, federal and private organizations.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Steeples, Don

      Tsoflias, Georgios

    • Start Date: 20071000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16707

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460045
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM