Task 4C: In-accessible foundation studies of Cultural Heritage sites using non-invasive techniques.
Task Leader(s): Dr. P.K.S. Chauhan
To delineate the in-accessible foundation details of two cultural heritage sites
Description of Task
GPR is ideally suited to sites where depth information is required. It can be applied to a variety of even ground conditions and can detect to a wide range of depths making it the most versatile technique available, but not the most time or cost effective.
Electrical Imaging (ERT):
As with GPR, ERT provides accurate depth information. However, this is often at the expense of lateral resolution. It is ideally suited to locating large scale archaeological or environmental features, especially where soil conditions e.g. high clay or salt content, limit the efficacy of GPR.
Parallel Seismic (PS):
Parallel Seismic (PS) is a borehole test method developed for the Determination of unknown depth of foundation elements. Widely used for bridges and can be tried for heritage structures. A newer method for heritage studies.
- Guidelines for foundation delineation methodology
- SCI publications