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Title: System and method of mapping topology

Abstract

A system for determining a fingerprint of a structure is provided. The system includes a plurality of granules inserted in a structure having a plurality of fissures, fractures, and cracks (collectively apertures), each granule comprising a membrane, and at least one bubble of compressed gas formed in the membrane, the membrane selectively dissolving in presence of a predetermined fluid and thereby selectively bursting the at least one bubble, thereby generating a concussing vibration, at least at least i) three detection devices for two-dimensional mapping or ii) four detection devices for three-dimensional mapping placed proximate to the structure according to a predetermined placement schedule, and a computing device comprising a processor configured to receive data from the at least three or four detection devices and to determine location of the at least one bubble of each of the plurality of the granules at the time of bursting by triangulating the concussive vibration in order to determine location of the at least one bubble.

Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Purdue, West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840338
Patent Number(s):
11086045
Application Number:
16/233,286
Assignee:
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001048
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/27/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Pyrak-Nolte, Laura, Nolte, David D., and Nolte, Nicholas. System and method of mapping topology. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Pyrak-Nolte, Laura, Nolte, David D., & Nolte, Nicholas. System and method of mapping topology. United States.
Pyrak-Nolte, Laura, Nolte, David D., and Nolte, Nicholas. Tue . "System and method of mapping topology". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840338.
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