Seismic protection of steel structures
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Structural monitoring of infrastructures.
Il structural monitoring has the purpose of controlling an infrastructure in real time. In order for this to happen, the physical-mechanical parameters that describe the interaction between the environment and the structure to be studied are measured. Thanks to the monitoring it is possible to evaluate the reliability of the materials and verify their behavior in real-time, so as to prevent catastrophic events. In particular, nowadays, the needs that have emerged in the engineering field concern the structural monitoring of existing structures; the purpose is to periodically check the efficiency of the structure, plan any maintenance and timely interventions in case of anomalies.
The vulnerability of existing infrastructures, in fact, has strongly emerged in recent years: aging and degradation processes cause progressive damage which over time leads to the loss of functionality, up to the point of collapse. It is for these reasons that the need to adopt systems for continuous monitoring of structures is increasingly highlighted, so as to be able to evaluate their performance over time.
Why use monitoring systems
Through the use of structural monitoring systems it is possible to constantly monitor the state of the structure in order to:
- avoid irreparable damage or structural collapse;
- control the progression of disruption phenomena;
- manage the automatic alarm signals in case of exceeding the security levels;
- plan prevention and maintenance interventions.
The different methods of monitoring
Depending on the type of structure and the parameters to be monitored, it is possible to choose between different control methods. The method monitoring it can be of type static, dynamic o static-dynamic.
ISAAC has developed I-Check a system of static and dynamic modular monitoring which significantly reduces, thanks to on-site data processing, the management costs of the structural monitoring activity.
I-Check is a static and dynamic modular monitoring system.
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