The Application of Geophysical Methods to Problems in Civil Engineering

CIM Bulletin, 1953


The scope of geophysics in civil engineering and the nature of exploration geophysics are briefly discussed. Engineering problems amenable to geophysical attack are illustrated by specific examples. The various methods available, accuracy of results, and costs are treated. The possibilities of new uses of geophysical techniques are pointed out.
Keywords: Applications, civil engineering, geophysical, seismic refraction, seismic wave, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Cost, Costs, Dams, Data, Engineering, exploration, Geophysics, Investigations