Structural monitoring is the process of commissioning specialist equipment to monitor and assess the condition of engineering structures and infrastructure such as bridges, rail track and buildings. “Assessing” structural health of an asset is defined as monitoring changes to the mechanical/geometric properties of a structural system or element of a structure. Measured properties can include temperature, strain and inclination – any of which could be an indicator of distress .
Previously Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) was done over a period of time using measurements taken from a variety of sensors and/or manual readings, then applying statistical analysis to these readings in order to determine the current state of health in contrast to base readings. In the event of implementing a long-term structural monitoring system measurements are required at regular intervals using the same sensors or methods to give the most accurate overview, which typically requires regular site visits.
Senceive’s wireless structural monitoring solution has been developed as a result of rapid advancements in the fields of data-driven technologies, IoT and the development of low-power sensors. Senceive uniquely offers two platforms to suit different types of site requiring structural monitoring. FlatMesh® is suitable for dense deployments and provides a fully scalable solution that allows integration of many types of sensors. GeoWAN® is based on a star topography and can penetrate physical barriers such as walls to provide long-range capability of up to 15 km, making it ideal for remote locations and buried assets.
Senceive’s wireless structural monitoring solution combines low power and ultra-long life; low energy intelligent computing; high precision, high stability and high-resolution sensors. Senceive has a relentless focus on R&D with outstanding customer service and technical support, and is applying its know-how and expertise to solving challenging and difficult structural and geotechnical monitoring problems.
To learn more about Senceive’s structural monitoring systems please get in contact with one of our Monitoring experts by calling +44 (0)207 731 8269