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GEOS9AE / GERU10 / RM16 Masters

Geophysics and monitoring of structures


Credits : 2 ECTS

Duration: 21 hours

Semester : S9

Responsable(s) :

Judith SAUSSE, Professor,

Keywords : Monitoring, Geophysics

Prerequisites : Basics of geophysic

Objective :

Use of geophysical measurements, methods of monitoring and diagnosis of natural or civil engineering structures. Benchmark of the most current techniques


Geophysical methods cover a large panel of physical measurements allowing to characterize rock and soil properties.
A review of the main current methods used in the objective of the monitoring of natural and civil engineering structures is presented in this course and describe in various case of structure monitoring (geothermal wells, CO2 storage, rock slope stability, quarries, tunnels, etc.)
Acoustic methods including reflection and refraction seismics, acoustic velocity measurements, electric measurements and corresponding resistivity characterization are presented and applied to civil engineering surveys.
Specific geophysical measurements are dedicated to wellbore monitoring and diagnosis such as well acoustic, electric images and well logs (temperature, flow, MWD, LWD, etc.). A case study is proposed in this section to characterize fractures and fracture networks intersecting geothermal wells, including rock alteration and well casing integrity statements.
Based on a specific case study where a monitoring survey must be set up, students are asked to propose an appropriate sets of methods and to an expert presentation.




Description and operational verbs


The main geophysical methods used currently in the monitoring and diagnosis of natural and civil engineering structures.


Be able to read and understand a technical expertise report


Solve a case study based on the treatment of geophysical data


Be able to choose and argument the use of a specific geophysical methodology


Be able to correlate results and data coming from several geophysical surveys


be able to take the decision of using and/or combining specific geophysical methods.

Evaluations :

  • Written test
  • Continuous control
  • Oral report
  • Project
  • Written report
  • Aucune étiquette