Journal Published Online: 01 June 1990
Volume 13, Issue 2

Geotomography in Site Investigation: Simulation Study



Tomography is the reconstruction of images from measurements of line integrals. It is used in a variety of scientific and technical applications. Advances in electronics and computers make the technique accessible to geotechnical engineering. The combination of penetration testing and tomographic reconstruction would result in a powerful site investigation tool.

A tomographic software was developed in this research. This paper discusses the fundamentals of the procedure and presents the results of a simulation study using the algebraic reconstruction technique (ART). The parametric study involves field set-up conditions, number of instruments per side, and the size of the grid used in the reconstruction.

Author Information

Tallin, AG
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Santamarina, C
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
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ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10704J