Some descriptions illustrating D'Appolonia's experience with research-related projects are provided in the following:
Three-Dimensional Ground Penetrating Radar Research Project
D’Appolonia working in association with Michigan Technological University conducted research with the objective of improving the interpretability of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) geophysical technique.
Co-Disposal of Coal Mine Refuse and Flyash
D’Appolonia developed a testing program, prepared design modifications for a coal refuse facility and provided permitting services related to demonstrating the benefits of combining coal refuse with flyash in disposal landfills. Mixtures ranging from 0 to 60 percent flyash were tested.
Research on Subsidence Resulting from Longwall Mining
D’Appolonia was retained by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to study ground subsidence caused by longwall mining. The three-year study involved monitoring ground subsidence and assessing correlations with mining activities for a longwall mine in the Central Appalachian region.
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