ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
Detection of the Complex Ground Problems By Ground Penetrating Radar: Examples from Gümüşhane University
1Gümüşhane University, Department of Geophysics, GÜMÜŞHANE
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2018; 36(4): 1297-1310
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In this study, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique was used for the detection of i) the reasons of deformations which occur in the field ground of Gümüşhane University Sport Complex (GUSC), and ii) the congestion in flow pipe of Gümüşhane University, Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty (GUENSF). GPR data was collected by using the RAMAC CU II device and a shielded antenna with a 500 MHz center frequency. The wave fields for GUSC were examined by 2D and 3D processing. The large-scaled hyperbolic reflections are in corresponds to the areas where the field ground has deformations. It is considered that these anomaly areas may include a gap or a padding having a large gap and suggested that these damaged areas must be full with hard materials. The large-scaled hyperbolic reflections approximately starts in one-meter depth and reaches three-meters. For GUENSF, the measurements were conducted on the route where the main flow pipe crosses. In GPR sections, hyperbolas with high amplitudes were observed in the zones where flow pipe passes. Information on slope of flow pipe was provided by examining the association of these hyperbolas with the depth, and the clogged zones were detected. It is stated that unclogging the clogged zones of the flow pipe will not fully contribute to the resolution of the problem. Therefore, it is suggested to provide necessary slope to the flow pipe by completely removing and mounting back. These results show that GPR technique is an effective tool to provide a good image and solution for the complex ground problems.