Trenchless Technology Settlement Investigation
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IveyBurden_FutureScan2 (Powerpoint Presentation)
1.) Work with local contractors and UVA facilities to identify the installation of a suitable horizontal directional drilled pipe for scanning.
2.) Investigate varying non-destructive techniques that could possibly be used to detect voids above and around a pipe from the ground surface. One possible such technology could be GPR.
3.) Set up a demonstration with CUES Incorporated to use the FutureScan technology to scan the aforementioned pipe for voids.
4.) In addition, use the non-destructive technique chosen in task 2 to scan the same pipe for voids.
5.) Compare the results of Task 3 and Task 4.
6.) Do two more sets of tests with each separate technology. However, for this round of testing, an artificial void would be placed in a known location above the pipe and the results of each test will again be compared.
7.) Make recommendations on the feasibility of using FutureScan or the alternate non-destructive method for detected voids above pipes placed by trenchless technologies.