You understand why structural monitoring is important, but you may not fully understand how it works. That is why we are here. We have provided a quick crash course on automatic monitoring and how it works within your structure.
The key to structural health monitoring lies in the installation of several geotechnical instruments. These sensors can include strain gauges, piezometers, tiltmeters, temperature sensors, pressure cells, load cells, and a variety of other geotechnical equipment that can be used to measure the crucial parameters affecting your structure.
Installed on dams, tunnels, nuclear power plants, monuments, and buildings, these structural health monitoring sensors are able to measure the important parameters in real-time. This data is then sent to data loggers and displayed via computer or mobile device at any remote location. With this information, data loggers are then able to generate early warnings so that any concerned parties can take the appropriate action.
Thanks to all of this technology, buildings and other structures are able to remain safer and sounder. This is important not just for those inside the building but also for those around it since a structural failure could have long-reaching repercussions.