The performance of bridge decks, piers, cables and related components under variable dynamic loads and aggressive climatic conditions can be monitored by the system.
Long term changes in the modal signature of the bridge are useful to detect the effects of slow aging, deterioration and impact assessment.
In a world of aging infrastructure and increasing maintenance requirements, a monitoring system will improve safety and reduce operational costs by optimising the maintenance cycle.
Water seepage, structural deflections and tilt, hydrostatic pressure, crack changes within the structure, can be monitored by the system.
Seismic or micro seismic vibrations from operation, maintenance and construction activity may cause damage such as cracking of the structure or liquefaction of the dam Foundation.
The early detection of potential failure of reservoirs and tailings dams which may dramatically impact the lives and economic activity of downstream communities is yet another monitoring objective.
It is necessary to establish baseline measurements of the positions of buildings prior to the commencement of excavation operations, particularly if dewatering or vibration related piling is to form part of the excavation and construction operations.
Trimble monitoring solutions can be used in open pit and underground mines for monitoring highwalls, tunnels, subsidence and stockpiles.