The project aims at the research and development of a new range of instruments, based on the plumb-line principle but with innovative measuring techniques, to monitor rotations that may occur to foundations or structures. They will offer increased precision and reliability coupled with cost curbing down to roughly 1/3. They will be equipped with high friendly interface for easy utilisation even by unskilled users and employment in stand-alone configurations or in automated survey systems. They will replace, almost entirely, the various measuring techniques so far in use which are very expensive and therefore have a limited utilisation. Massive monitoring on world-wide scale of civil engineering works - e.g. dams, bridges, ports, communication lines, etc. - could be achieved at much reduced costs with improved precision and reliability thus resulting in increased safety conditions of population leaving nearby .
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards