Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading

T. Desrosiers, V. Bennett, Tarek Abdoun, J. Simm

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    Abstract

    Assessing the health of and maintaining civil infrastructure has been an increased concern in the wake of recent natural disasters. The variability of properties within geotechnical systems makes predictions of soil behavior extremely difficult, especially when soil models are not calibrated with field-measured performance. Accordingly, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)-based in-place inclinometer systems, such as Measurand's ShapeAccelArray (SAA), have been developed to meet this need for in situ, real-time monitoring of levees and other earthen structures. The SAA system has now been further developed to include digitally integrated pore pressure measurement using vibrating wire piezometers equipped with microprocessors (called SAAPs). In situ testing was conducted in a levee in England subjected to significant tidal loading, increasing the likelihood of the levee to experience deformation; density of installed instrumentation made it an ideal location to test the new SAAP system. The additional insight into subsurface behavior provided by SAAPs is integral in development of a comprehensive system for monitoring and management of civil infrastructure. Preliminary testing indicates the suitability of this new multi-parameter system for inclusion in multi-scale monitoring and health assessment frameworks to be implemented at other sites.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGeoCongress 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationStability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
    Pages1556-1565
    Number of pages10
    Edition231 GSP
    StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
    Event2013 Congress on Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, Geo-Congress 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Mar 3 2013Mar 7 2013

    Other

    Other2013 Congress on Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, Geo-Congress 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period3/3/133/7/13

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    Embankments
    embankment
    levee
    Monitoring
    monitoring
    infrastructure
    Health
    Soils
    Levees
    piezometer
    Pore pressure
    geotechnical property
    Testing
    natural disaster
    Pressure measurement
    Disasters
    pore pressure
    instrumentation
    Microprocessor chips
    soil

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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    Desrosiers, T., Bennett, V., Abdoun, T., & Simm, J. (2013). Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading. In GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress (231 GSP ed., pp. 1556-1565)

    Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading. / Desrosiers, T.; Bennett, V.; Abdoun, Tarek; Simm, J.

    GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 231 GSP. ed. 2013. p. 1556-1565.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Desrosiers, T, Bennett, V, Abdoun, T & Simm, J 2013, Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading. in GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 231 GSP edn, pp. 1556-1565, 2013 Congress on Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, Geo-Congress 2013, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/3/13.
    Desrosiers T, Bennett V, Abdoun T, Simm J. Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading. In GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 231 GSP ed. 2013. p. 1556-1565
    Desrosiers, T. ; Bennett, V. ; Abdoun, Tarek ; Simm, J. / Comprehensive real-time field monitoring at active embankment subjected to tidal loading. GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 231 GSP. ed. 2013. pp. 1556-1565
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