World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
3. Management of water resources
Georgia Elafoudi, Christos Tachtatzis, Lina Stankovic, Ivan Andonovic
University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Earthworks failures can lead to disastrous consequences, e.g. flooding,
Remediate of earthwork constructions is highly expensive,
Asset monitoring of earthworks can provide early intervention and prevention of failures
Reduce intrusiveness and low cost of monitoring platforms
We propose a unique, customized and cost-effective platform for automated monitoring of earthworks through:
i. integration of analogue and digital sensors for measuring pressure and motion,
ii. resistivity sensor that requires low voltage compared to the off-the-shelf resistivity solutions,
iii. variable and on-demand sampling rates that can be dynamically controlled,
iv. a prototype mechanical waterproof design for housing main hardware, resistivity sensor-board and relevant sensors.
We show initial results for ground movement, pressure and resistivity.