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 Volume 4, Issue 12 (December 2017), Pages: 42-46


 Original Research Paper

 Title: A study on the existence of ground subsidence under road pavement using ground penetrating radar

 Author(s):  N. M. Zahari *, N. H. M Abu Bakar, M. H. Zawawi


 Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Kajang, Malaysia

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Subsurface information such as ground subsidence formation, thickness and the composition of the subsurface soil is very useful to analysis the current or future-forecasting condition of a ground. The information can be varies to several method includes destructive or non-destructive techniques. However, this study is focus on non-destructive test called Ground Penetrating Radar. This study is about observing existence of cavities, the pavement thickness and the overall condition above the occurred ground subsidence formation. These elements of information are needed as inputs for mitigation/maintenance plan prior sinkhole occurrences. Thickness-inputs for falling weight deflectometer for strength analysis and also composition- behaviour of layer affected nearby affected location. 

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 Keywords: Ground penetrating radar, Ground subsidence, Pavement thickness, Sepang, Petaling jaya

 Article History: Received 28 February 2017, Received in revised form 20 September 2017, Accepted 5 October 2017

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 Zahari NM, Bakar NHMA, and Zawawi MH (2017). A study on the existence of ground subsidence under road pavement using ground penetrating radar. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(12): 42-46

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