College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-11 08:48:28


Civil Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


This proposed project will be dealing with investigating the mechanical properties of soil under frozen conditions. This will be done by an innovative non-destructive technology measuring the propagation of seismic waves through the frozen soils from multiple piezoelectric sensors. For the duration of this research, a freezing cell must be constructed to carry out the experimental testing. Multiple levels of saturation will be tested under the given freezing conditions. This should highlight the effect that the level of saturation will have on the propagation of seismic waves throughout the soil. Piezo-electric sensors will be placed in each layer of soil to measure seismic wave data. From the data extracted in this experiment, further knowledge can be gained pertaining to the non-destructive testing of the drastic changes that occur in soil due to seasonal temperature changes.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Nariman Mahabadi

First Reader

Nariman Mahabadi

Second Reader

Ala Abbas

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ping Yi

Mach_Sean_WHC-HRP+Final+Signature.doc (96 kB)
Approved Final Signature Page

Mach_Sean_WHC-HRP+Final+Signature.doc (96 kB)
Approved Final Signature Page



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