Global Geology 2017, 20(1) 46-52 DOI:   10.3969/j.issn.1673-9736.2017.01.06  ISSN: 1673-9736 CN: 22-1371/P

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transient electromagnetic
tunnel design and construction
smoke loop inversion

Application of transient electromagnetic method in tunnel exploration

ZHANG Zhenguang, SUN Xiaodong, WANG Xuegang

College of Geo-Exploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China


Along with the economic development, large tunnels need to be constructed in many high mountains or complex structure regions, and the design and construction of detailed tunnel exploration become particularly important. Transient electromagnetic method (TEM) uses a non-grounded loop or an electrode to send a primary electromagnetic pulse into the ground, and observes spatial and temporal distribution of secondary electromagnetic field, which is widely applied in mineral resource exploration, engineering geology, etc. The application of TEM in the tunnel construction of Kaiyuan Temple is researched in this study. The smoke loop inversion is adopted for inverting the transient electromagnetic data. The drilling data and high density resistivity method data are combined for comparison. The obtained inversion result greatly coincides with the actual conditions. Therefore, the geophysical prospecting basis can be provided for the division of stratum, delineation of geologi-cal structure, and design and construction of tunnel pavement. By virtue of TEM, drilling data and high density resistivity method, the tunnel construction of Kaiyuan Temple has obtained satisfactory results.

Keywords transient electromagnetic   tunnel design and construction   smoke loop inversion  
Received 2016-12-04 Revised 2017-01-20 Online:  
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-9736.2017.01.06
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