Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Andrea Benedetto
  • Lara Pajewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. GPR Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guido Manacorda, Raffaele Persico, Howard F. Scott
      Pages 3-39
    3. Lara Pajewski, Fabio Tosti, Wolfgang Kusayanagi
      Pages 41-67
  3. GPR Surveying of Pavements, Bridges, Tunnels and Buildings; Underground Utility and Void Sensing

  4. EM Methods for Near-Field Scattering Problems by Buried Structures; Data Processing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Ilaria Catapano, Andrea Randazzo, Evert Slob, Raffaele Solimene
      Pages 239-280
    3. Nikos Economou, Antonis Vafidis, Francesco Benedetto, Amir M. Alani
      Pages 281-297
  5. Different Applications of GPR and Other NDT Technologies in CE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Xavier Núñez-Nieto, Mercedes Solla, Henrique Lorenzo
      Pages 301-326
    3. Mercedes Solla, Henrique Lorenzo, Joaquin Martínez-Sánchez, Vega Pérez-Gracia
      Pages 327-342
    4. Fabio Tosti, Lara Pajewski
      Pages 361-371

About this book


This book, based on Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1208, presents the most advanced applications of ground penetrating radar (GPR) in a civil engineering context, with documentation of instrumentation, methods, and results. It explains clearly how GPR can be employed for the surveying of critical transport infrastructure, such as roads, pavements, bridges, and tunnels, and for the sensing and mapping of underground utilities and voids. Detailed attention is also devoted to use of GPR in the inspection of geological structures and of construction materials and structures, including reinforced concrete, steel reinforcing bars, and pre/post-tensioned stressing ducts. Advanced methods for solution of electromagnetic scattering problems and new data processing techniques are also presented. Readers will come to appreciate that GPR is a safe, advanced, nondestructive, and noninvasive imaging technique that can be effectively used for the inspection of composite structures and the performance of diagnostics relevant to the entire life cycle of civil engineering works.


COST Action TU1208 Cultural Heritage Diagnostics Data Processing Techniques Electromagnetic Waves Ground Penetrating Radar Near-Field Scattering Problems Non-Destructive Testing Surveying of Transport Infrastructures Transport and Urban Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Benedetto
    • 1
  • Lara Pajewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity Roma TreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity Roma TreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04812-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04813-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7633
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7641
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