Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 335–343 | Cite as

Present situation of the research and application of engineering multiwave seismic prospecting in China

  • Xiao-Ping Wu
  • Hong-Ru Zhao


In four aspects, which are the leading exploration of mine and tunnel; engineering geological hazard prospecting and engineering shock resistance; non-destructive testing of engineering quality; the measurement of rock physical properties, this paper gives a detailed summary and some comments on the present situation of the research and application of the ideas, theories and methods of engineering multiwave seismic prospecting. The content includes: the prospecting of coal field caved pillar, underground gallery, underground cavity and the fault ahead of tunnel; the exploration of earth surface Karst collapse, active fault, and shock resistance of underground lifeline engineering; the dynamic non-destructive testing of quality and bearing capacity of pile foundation, the non-destructive testing of strength, thickness and defects of concrete pavement, and the non-destructive testing of submarine tunnel engineering quality; the measurement of rock physical properties under high temperature and high pressure and the determination of physical properties of irregular rock samples. Some existing problems are discussed and the direction which should be developed in the future is proposed.

Key words

engineering multiwave seismic prospecting inhomogeneous small-scale complex structure multiwave and multiphase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-Ping Wu
    • 1
  • Hong-Ru Zhao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeoscienceYunnan UniversityKunmingChina
  2. 2.Department of GeophysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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