College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
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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.
Dr. Nariman Mahabadi
Honors Faculty Advisor
Mach, Sean, "Investigating the Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil Using Non-Destructive Seismic Wave Measurements" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1596.