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STRUCTURAL HEALTH EVALUATIONS AND MONITORING

Sensequake technology allows for detailed structure integrity assessments

Using the highly sensitive Larzé sensors and 3D-SAM software, tests can be conducted that are non-destructive, only take a few hours, and are based on real data collected from the structure. After detailed analysis, the structural baseline (frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios) can be extracted and determined.

 

Baseline tests and Sensequake's unique analysis protocols have the following benefits :

  • Based on Sensequake's highly sensitive Larzé sensors

  • Non-destructive testing only takes a few hours during regular operations

  • In-depth data analysis using Sensequake's 3D-SAM software

  • Prove integrity of the structure using real data or detect and locate damage over time

  • Sensequake's analysis protocols are used to compare baseline tests over time as well as with their database of health baseline properties of both buildings and bridges

  • No structural finite-element models or drawings needed

  • In the case of a retrofit, other engineers can use the baseline results to calibrate their theoretical models to reduce cost and increase reliability

These tests provide a detailed look at the structure as-is integrity and can be used to monitor changes in structural properties over time.

Baseline
Test

   •   Accurate natural frequency derivation

   •   Mode shape rendering and damping ratio derivation

   •   Accurate derivation of higher modes and torsional

       modes of irregular structures

   •   Test creates a baseline that may be used for

       future comparisons and structural health monitoring

   •   Comparisons with the Sensequake database of

       healthy baselines of similar structures

   •   Detailed report of findings by our team of experts

   •   Obtained data can be used to calibrate finite element

       models, increasing their reliability and creating

       more cost-efficient retrofit schemes

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Periodic
Monitoring

After an in-depth baseline test, complete or simplified tests are done every few months, after a natural disaster, after retrofitting or during standard visual inspections. These can be compared to the initial conditions to view any unseen changes in the structure's integrity and to detect damage.

Periodic baseline monitoring is especially critical for bridges. Baselines and advanced comparative analyses through winter and summer baseline tests can detect structural weaknesses which are invisible to traditional inspection methods.

Permanent

Monitoring

Permanent structural health monitoring solutions using the ShakeLog System can detect damage and assess integrity over time. The system can:

• Monitor structural stiffness in real-time

• Combine A.I. and advanced algorithms to

  detect changes

 

• Send alarms when changes are detected

• Act as seismic instrumentation

• Help increase asset safety and decrease      repair costs over time

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