Undergraduate Course: Infrastructure Sensing using Ground Penetrating Radar 5 (CIVE11050)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the most important investigative geophysical tools that are used in the assessment of our infrastructure. The applications of GPR in Civil Engineering are diverse including the survey of critical infrastructure elements such are railways, roads, tunnels and bridges. GPR is used in site investigation to detect cavities and voids and to help map the complex underground utility network of our cities. As our existing infrastructure ages, the need for non-destructive geophysical sensing tools like GPR is increasing. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theory of GPR and its practical application to Civil Engineering problems. Practical experience of using and processing GPR data is obtained from examples drawn from the most common GPR applications in Civil Engineering.
Topic 1: Introduction to non-destructive testing and Geophysical investigation in Civil Engineering.
Topic 2: Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar history and overview of applications.
Topic 3: Physical principles of Ground Penetrating Radar.
Topic 4: Instrumentation and GPR antennas.
Topic 5: GPR data acquisition procedures.
Topic 6: GPR data processing, analysis and interpretation.
Topic 7: Predicting the GPR response; overview of GPR modelling methodologies.
Topic 8: Case studies of GPR application in Civil Engineering
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 75%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the relevant GPR theory and the mechanism of GPR target detection.
- Design a simple GPR survey for effective data collection.
- Demonstrate an effective use and understanding of simple GPR data processing, data analysis and interpretation methods.
- Understand the limitations of GPR and be able to effectively report and communicate results from a GPR survey.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||ground penetrating radar,infrastructure sensing,concrete inspection,utility detection
|Course organiser||Dr Antonios Giannopoulos
Tel: (0131 6)50 5728
|Course secretary||Miss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565