Authors: Woellner, J


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Woellner, J 2015, 'Automated structural health monitoring and data analysis of the first cable-stayed suspension bridge in Switzerland', in PM Dight (ed.), FMGM 2015: Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 149-160,

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Structural monitoring is of ever-increasing importance. It is now considered to be a prerequisite at many civil engineering sites and is critical to the safety of site operatives, infrastructure and machinery. To maintain a certain level of safety, information regarding the health and integrity of a structure is required. This information enables specialists to understand the impact of stresses and potentially predict structural failure so as to avoid catastrophe. This paper presents a system in operation capable of acquiring geotechnical and geodetic data, analysis, presentation and distribution of the data and information for the monitoring site. The generation of information from the monitoring data is determined by the capabilities of the various measuring tools defined for the monitoring system. The monitoring system is introduced with its sensors, data acquisition and analysis tools. Converting the data into information is a very important component in a monitoring process. It is critical to have the right information at the right time and in the right place. The system presented here can be configured to distribute automated PDF reports to the responsible persons at any given time. The reports show current and historical data and can be shared with multiple recipients, as well as used for general documentation purposes.

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