Accession Number : ADA194520

Title :   Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research Program. A Survey of Engineering Geophysics Capability and Practice in the Corps of Engineers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Dwain K ; Wahl, Ronald E ; Mitchell, Nolan W ; Hempen, Gregory L

PDF Url : ADA194520

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A definition and brief overview of engineering geophysics are presented. A historical perspective of engineering geophysics practice and philosophy in general and in the Army Corps of Engineers is presented. The following factors are given as primary contributors to a dramatic increase in the scope and acceptance of engineering geophysics in recent years: a) an ever increasing number of practitioners of engineering geophysics have education and training in geophysics; b) inexpensive and increasingly sophisticated instrumentation and microcomputers make techniques and procedures possible which were previously impractical for engineering geophysics applications; c) emergence of a new class of high priority geotechnical problems include hazardous waste-site assessment, ground-water pollution, and military arsenal and range clearance and reclamation for which various geophysical methods are ideally suited. Results of a survey of engineering geophysics capability and practice in the Corps' Districts and Laboratories are presented and analyzed. The objective of the survey is to make available a convenient inventory of geophysical equipment and expertise to encourage interchange of equipment and expertise and to ultimately elevate the level of practice of engineering geophysics. Keywords: Borehole geophysics; Gravity; Microgravity; Reflection; Refraction; Resistivity; Seismic detection.

Descriptors :   *ENGINEERING, *GEOPHYSICS, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, ACCEPTABILITY, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, BOREHOLES, GRAVITY, GROUND WATER, MICROCOMPUTERS, MILITARY FACILITIES, ORDNANCE, WATER POLLUTION, REFRACTION, REHABILITATION, REPAIR, RESISTANCE, SEISMIC DETECTION, CIVIL ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, MAINTENANCE, INSTRUMENTATION, REFLECTION

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE