Skyline skyscraper in Cosenza
Skyline skyscraper in Cosenza, Cosenza - Via Panebianco
Concrete columns monitoring
High-rise building monitoring
SOFO static & dynamic monitoring
More than 100 SOFO sensors were imbedded inside the columns that form the “skeleton” of the whole construction. To know the evolution and magnitude of the tensions inside the columns is very important because the resulting data are given information on possible appearance of cracks inside the columns that are typically symptomatic for the stability of the whole structure.
Aims of monitoring:
Scope of the monitoring is to know the real evolution of the tensions and strains on the columns during the several phases of the construction of the building and to know the behavior over the long period from the time the building is completed and fully in service. The SOFO sensors integrated were specially conceived also to perform dynamic measurements since the area where the building is going to be built is at high seismic hazard.
Number of sensors:121
Active length of the SOFO sensors is 30 cm and the sensors were installed in the most critical parts so that to have a representative picture of the condition of all members that build the structure.
Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring, Branko Glisic and Daniele Inaudi, , Johh Wiley & Sons, Ltd , (2007)
Large Scale Lifespan Monitoring of High-Rise Buildings Using Long-Gage Fiber Optic Sensors OPTIC SENSORS, Branko Glisic, Daniele Inaudi, Lau Joo Ming, Yap Tiem Yew, Ng Chun Tat, The 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure - SHMII-3, November 13-16 , (2007), On conference CD
Long-term monitoring of high-rise buildings using long-gage fiber optic sensors, B. Glisic, D. Inaudi, J.M. Lau, Y.C. Mok, C.T. Ng, 7th International conference on multi-purpose high-rise towers and tall buildings, Dubai, UAM, December 10-11 , (2005)