Application of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Civil Engineering

Contact Person


Dragan Poljak

Main Topics

  • CheckmarkIntroduction to fundamentals of GPR operation
  • CheckmarkProblem analysis and selection of an appropriate antenna
  • CheckmarkIndependent survey of the structural element using GPR
  • CheckmarkDetection of the location of underground installations
  • CheckmarkLocating damage on the carriageway and the pavement structure
  • CheckmarkAnalysis and interpretation of GPR surveys

Programme Structure

  • Checkmark5-day course
  • CheckmarkData will be provided for practice and for final presentation
  • CheckmarkEvery student gets lecture notes

Important Dates

Course Dates

02/09/2024 – 06/09/2024

Deadline for Application


Confirmation of the course


Payment due by


Programme Plan

Day 1

  • Introduction into GPR technology (2h) - GPR applications (2h)
  • GPR applications (2h)

Day 2

  • Presentation of GPR systems and various antenna types (2h)
  • Fundamentals of GPR operation (2h)

Day 3

  • Practical activities (2GHz antenna) (2h)
  • Introduction into other non-destructive methods (NDT) (2h)

Day 4

  • Practical activities (200/600 MHz) (2h)
  • Analysis of GPR data (2h)

Day 5

  • Students’ final projects (3h)
  • Final presentations (1h)

Programme Lecturers

Prof. Dragan Poljak

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split

Prof. Damir Varevac

Faculty of Civil Engineering in Osijek