Professor Amir Alani to give Professorial Lecture on the applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

Professor Amir Alani

Professor Amir Alani, Head of the School of Computing and Engineering, will give a lecture on Tuesday 15 March about the applications of Ground Penetrating Radar in health monitoring and assessment of structures.

Bridge and structural engineers increasingly prefer to use non-destructive testing methods and in particular the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique. In recent years GPR inspection of highways infrastructure has evolved as a powerful tool, offering several advantages in comparison with traditional methods. This non-destructive and non-invasive method has proved to be reliable, fast, detailed and comprehensive.

In this lecture, Professor Alani will present information about the principles of GPR, IBIS (radar with interferometric capabilities) and 3D laser scanning techniques. He will demonstrate their applications using case studies of a major tunnel; two significant bridges; and a 3,400-year-old monument. The lecture promises to bring a personal perspective to the field, based on Professor Alani’s own research and development work.

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