Questions, comments, discussion & chat
Please report bugs with the software through the issue tracker on our GitHub page.
Please use our Google Group (Forum) or our Gitter room for comments, interaction with other users, chat, and general discussion on gprMax, GPR, and FDTD.
The original version of gprMax (now retired) was created in 1996 by Dr Antonis Giannopoulos in 1996. In 2015 Dr Craig Warren re-developed gprMax from scratch, which gave birth to the software in its current state. Both Antonis and Craig continue to work on, and supervise, ongoing developments to gprMax.
Additionally, the following people have contributed code, research, and ideas to the development of gprMax:
PhD theses of the team
- Hartley, J. M. (2020). On finite-difference time-domain sub-gridding algorithms for efficient modelling of ground-penetrating radar. The University of Edinburgh.
- Giannakis, I. (2016). Realistic numerical modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar for landmine detection. The University of Edinburgh.
- Warren, C. (2009). Numerical modelling of high-frequency ground-penetrating radar antennas. The University of Edinburgh.
- Diamanti, N. (2008). An efficient ground penetrating radar finite-difference time-domain subgridding scheme and its application to the non-descructive testing of masonry arch bridges. The University of Edinburgh.
- Giannopoulos, A. (1997). The investigation of transmission-line matrix and finite-difference time-domain methods for the forward problem of ground probing radar. The University of York.
Consultancy & training services
We are able to offer consultancy services and expert advice on GPR, and in particular the numerical modelling of GPR, for a wide range of different applications.
We also offer training workshops on the numerical modelling of GPR using gprMax. Our workshops are interactive and will typically include sessions on:
- background and theory of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method;
- an overview of gprMax, covering basic and more advanced features;
- installing gprMax and running your first simulation;
- detailed examples of different GPR simulations including: antenna modelling, soil mixing models, and dispersive materials;
- how gprMax can be used for modelling other EM applications.
We can also tailor our workshops towards your specific modelling requirements.
If you are interested please get in touch by contacting either Dr Antonis Giannopoulos or Dr Craig Warren to discuss your requirements.
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