Towards the visualization of water supply system components with GPR images

Autores UPV
Revista Mathematical and Computer Modelling


We propose a methodological tool for examining the layout and revealing the concealed characteristics of urban water supply systems (WSS). For this purpose, we use underground images obtained with ground penetrating radar (GPR) as a method that does not alter the system conditions and environmental characteristics (non-destructive methods). The study focuses on wave amplitude and uses intensive matrix manipulation. We obtain promising results as the methodology, which is non-subjective and repeatable, visualizes buried pipes with efficiency. This tool will help WSS managers obtain a more accurate picture of WSS and so offer a better service to users. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.