"This research project was undertaken to perfect a technique whereby theoretical horizontal resistivity profiles could be reproduced in laboratory tank studies.
Several specimen materials were tried and finally an acceptable specimen material was found. It was found that carbon specimens suspended in salt water would give horizontal resistivity profiles that agree to a remarkable degree with the theoretically predicted curves.
The investigations showed that the depth of burial of the specimen has a marked influence on the position of the characteristic edge effects and on the magnitude of the apparent resistivity.
The studies also indicated that successful tank studies could be carried out using sand as the enclosing media, rather than a salt water media, but with a loss of some of the homogeneity"--Abstract, page ii.
Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001
McFarland, Charles E.
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-
Christiansen, Carl R., 1921-1997
M.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
viii, 83 pages
© 1961 Edward E. Hornsey, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Electric prospecting -- Mathematical models
Earth resistance (Geophysics)
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Hornsey, Edward, "Tank studies of the resistivity horizontal profiling method of electrical prospecting" (1961). Masters Theses. 2780.