K. Simyrdanis, Simulation of ERT surface-to-tunnel measurements., Δελτίο της Ελληνικής Γεωλογικής Εταιρείας, 47|2013, 1251-1259
The applicability of surface-to-tunnel electrical resistance tomography (ERT) measurements using a simulation tank for imaging subsurface targets is studied in this work. The tank was filled with water and inside of it was placed firmly a plastic construction where all targets were placed. Some of the targets that used were: a void plastic cylinder (resistive target) and metal plates (conductive target). Data were collected with a multichannel resistivity meter. The initial scope for these tests was to verify the reliability of developed inversionsoftware which was modified to cope with the specific measurements (surface-totunnel). Furthermore, during several experiments different electrode arrays (standard as well as new optimized) were validated. In our attempt to show the advantages of surface-to-tunnel measurements we analyzed the resolution for each configurationof traditional (surface) and surface-to-tunnel arrays. Studies also included testing the electrode displacement effect and also the effect of the tunnel size into the measurements.