Sensing solutions for assessing the stability of levees, sinkholes and landslides

D. Inaudi,    SMARTEC SA, Switzerland


Monitoring large-scale structures such as dams and levees has always presented significant challenges, in particular when localized damage needs to be detected and mapped. Traditionally, the only monitoring procedure allowing the detection and localization of damage such as leakages, settlements, cracks, or abnormal joint movements was periodic visual inspection. However, inspecting large structures regularly is a tedious and subjective procedure, which reveals issues only visible to the eye. The interval between inspections can be large and it is difficult to obtain rapid feedback on the conditions of a structure ...

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