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Field Implementation of the Surface Waves for Obstacle Detection (SWOD) Method

Nenad Gucunski, Associate Professor
Vedrana Krstic, Ph.D. Candidate
Ali Maher,Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, 623 Bowser Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
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ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION

THE SWOD METHOD

FIELD IMPLEMENTATION - RT. I-80 TESTING

CONCLUSIONS

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