Recent Developments in Hardware and Data Processing for Telemonitoring Various Structures

by J. L. Bordes, Coyne et Bellier, Paris, France,
R. Bondil, Coyne et Bellier, Paris, France,
B. Goguel, Coyne et Bellier, Paris, France,
J. Loyer, Coyne et Bellier, Paris, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress?1991


Some of the latest automated centralized monitoring systems being used by civil engineers in France shall be reviewed, along with details of the benefits from this approach and some of the continuing problems it involves. Computer or processor-controlled systems range from simple automatic instrument interrogation and output recording up to sophisticated expert systems which, in addition to storing, collating and presenting the data in readily understandable graphic form can aid the engineer in assessing the overall status and response of the structure monitored. Four examples of widely differing structures monitored by such systems illustrate the versatility and cost-effectiveness of such systems. Ways to achieve progress in the future are briefly discussed.

Subject Headings: Expert systems | Computing in civil engineering | Tunnels | Smart buildings | Dams | Control systems | Tunneling | France | Europe

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