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Portable MEMS Inclinometer

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Inclinometer systems measure lateral movement in the ground or in a structure. They are useful for determining the depth, direction, magnitude, and also rate of movement. They can be installed with casing in boreholes, embedded in fill material, cast into concrete or attached to structures.

Slope /Landslides

  • Locate Shear zones
  • Identify if shearing is occurring in plan or circular form
  • Identify movement
  • Determine if movements are continuous
  • Determine the speed of movement

 Sheet Piles and Diaphragm Walls

  • Check stability of the retaining wall
  • Identify deflection of the walls
  • Identify movements that occur in the walls are within the design limitations
  • Highlight ground movements that will affect other buildings nearby
  • Identify performance of struts and rock bolts

Earth Dams

  • Movement in downstream section of earth dam (during and after construction)
  • Identification of shear zones in earth dam foundations
  • Identification of movement in upstream section of earth dam (during and after construction)

Identify types of

  • Shear
  • Depth of shear
  • Direction of shear
  • Magnitude of shear
  • Rate of movement

 Cuttings

  • Identify if shearing is occurring in plan or circular form
  • Measure movement
  • Determine if movements are continues
  • Determine the speed of movement

Tunnelling

  • Monitor movements in the soil due to construction of tunnels
  • Identify movements that may harm nearby services/underground structures and buildings on the surface

Inclinometers can also be used to validate design of structures.

 Retaining Wall

  • Bending
  • Overturning
  • Rotation

 Loaded Pile

  • Bending
  • Parameters leading to pile failure

Design validation

The measurements of recorded movement can be utlised to check that the deflections are within the design assumptions.

Verifying design assumptions and finite element analysis.