Masters Theses

Abstract

"An electrode configuration which consists of a pair of current electrodes, spaced at a unit apart, being kept at a great distance r from a pair of potential electrodes also spaced at a unit apart, has been investigated. Two theoretical apparent resistivity formulae were derived by applying Kelvin's theory of images to the problem of two-layer case. One formula is obtained by the exact method of solution, the other being obtained by considering the pair of current electrodes as a single dipole. Results of numerical calculations show that the greater the spacing r in comparison to the spacing a, the better the dipole approximation will be and that the dipole approximation is valid only under condition that r must be at least equal to 20a or greater.

Theoretical analysis shows that the configuration possesses several limitations which render it useless as a method for locating horizontal discontinuities in conductivity"--Abstract, page i.

Advisor(s)

Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Committee Member(s)

Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006
Vaughn, George E., Jr., 1925-1997
Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1962

Pagination

v, 68 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-39).

Rights

© 1962 Siew Hung Chan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Earth resistance (Geophysics)
Prospecting -- Geophysical methods

Thesis Number

T 1359

Print OCLC #

5936700

Electronic OCLC #

987957242

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