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Measuring sub-mm structural displacements using QDaedalus: a digital clip-on measuring system developed for total stations

Charalampous, Elina; Psimoulis, Panos; Guillaume, Sebastian; Spiridonakos, Minas; Klis, Roman; Burki, Beat; Rothacher, Markus; Chatzi, Eleni; Luchsinger, R.; Feltrin, G.

Authors

Elina Charalampous

Sebastian Guillaume

Minas Spiridonakos

Roman Klis

Beat Burki

Markus Rothacher

Eleni Chatzi

R. Luchsinger

G. Feltrin



Abstract

The monitoring of rigid structures of modal frequencies greater than 5 Hz and sub-mm displacement is mainly based so far on relative quantities from accelerometers, strain gauges etc. Additionally geodetic techniques such as GPS and Robotic Total Stations (RTS) are constrained by their low accuracy (few mm) and their low sampling rates. In this study the application of QDaedalus is presented, which constitutes a measuring system developed at the Geodesy and Geodynamics Lab, ETH Zurich and consists of a small CCD camera and Total Station, for the monitoring of the oscillations of a rigid structure. In collaboration with the Institute of Structural Engineering of ETH Zurich and EMPA, the QDaedalus system was used for monitoring of the sub-mm displacement of a rigid prototype beam and the estimation of its modal frequencies up to 30 Hz. The results of the QDaedalus data analysis were compared to those of accelerometers and proved to hold sufficient accuracy and suitably supplementing the existing monitoring techniques.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2015
Journal Applied Geomatics
Print ISSN 1866-9298
Electronic ISSN 1866-9298
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Charalampous, E., Psimoulis, P., Guillaume, S., Spiridonakos, M., Klis, R., Burki, B., …Feltrin, G. (2015). Measuring sub-mm structural displacements using QDaedalus: a digital clip-on measuring system developed for total stations. Applied Geomatics, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12518-014-0150-z
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12518-014-0150-z
Keywords CCD camera, total station, sub-mm oscillation, high modal frequency
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12518-014-0150-z
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12518-014-0150-z

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