Principles of ground modification with electromagnetic waves

J. C. Santamarina*, Y. N. Wakim

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Electromagnetic waves offer new possibilities for ground modification, particularly in the presence of contaminants. This paper presents a review of fundamental concepts and related techniques, followed by the analysis of relevant underlying phenomena. Safety issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380-1392
Number of pages13
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number30
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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