VIBRATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING SETTINGS
Vibration measurement and monitoring play a pivotal and growing role in the field of civil engineering.
Buildings and other structures may be subjected to vibrations from sources such as road traffic, rail traffic, nearby worksites or mines; and, in the case of large structures such as bridges, levees and high-rises, seismic events and high winds.The vibrations produced by these elements can cause structural damage, and create distress for possible residents.On the following pages, you will find common examples of vibration monitoring applications in the civil engineering sector.
Our GEA system is a highly versatile vibration monitoring solution for an enormously wide range of requirements in the civil engineering sector.
SENSOR GEA II
Developed on the basic of the GEA I, has been designed in order to improve overall performance. Based on hybrid MEMS-PIEZO technology it shows excellence noise performance, high dynamic range thanks to the SigmaDelta 24 Bit integrated AD converter and given the integrated amplifier the possibility to be used in optimized way depending on the type of signal attended. Built-in into an extremely robust anodized aluminium case it can be used in the worst environmental condition, even submerged thanks to the IP68 protection grade.
– Construction site vibration monitoring
– Monitoring large scale structures
– Modal Analysis
– Mining and blasting
– Tunnel construction monitoring
GEA LAB SOFTWARE
GEA Lab is powerful software that acquire and analyze data incoming from GEA Sensor. Available for both windows and Linus operating system (this last suggested for long / permanent monitoring session). The software provide the following measuring options:
• Raw Data Recording.
• Structural Damage (in compliance with DIN 4150 Part 3 and others relevant international standards).
• Comfort Evaluation (in conformity with ISO 2631 and others relevant standards).
Further, for long term monitoring session, the following options are available:
• Monitoring & Scheduling
• E-mail Notification
GEA Reporter is a software tool that allows to retrieve, visualize and handling data measured with GEA LAB. It includes the following functionality:
• Data Export to txt/ascii format
• Copy and past chart for reporting purpose
• Logging data visualization
• Easy retrieval of event data
• Post Processing comparison with different reference curves