Inclinometer Method of Displacement Measurements as an Alternative to Optical Measurements in Structural Health Monitoring — Laboratory Tests

Stanisław Jan Wierzbicki , Zbigniew Pióro , Marcin Osiniak , Edward Antoszkiewicz


The paper presents a method of structural monitoring with the use of angular displacement measurements performed with inclinometer devices. Inclinometer method is a solution free from the basic disadvantages ofoptical methods used commonly in structural monitoring, such as sensitivity to any type of visibility restrictions, pollution or influence of weather conditions. At the same time, with appropriate sensor parameters, a much better measurement accuracy is obtained than for typical optical methods and very low energy demand and moderate costs are achieved. Taking into account the above-mentioned issues, in the first stage an appropriate MEMS-type inclinometer sensor was selected, its laboratory tests were carried out and a method of the offset temperaturedrift correction, individual for each sensor, was developed.
Author Stanisław Jan Wierzbicki (FCE / ICE)
Stanisław Jan Wierzbicki,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Zbigniew Pióro (FEIT / MO)
Zbigniew Pióro,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Marcin Osiniak
Marcin Osiniak,,
, Edward Antoszkiewicz
Edward Antoszkiewicz,,
Journal seriesArchives of Civil Engineering, [Archiwum Inżynierii Lądowej], ISSN 1230-2945, e-ISSN 2300-3103
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in English structural health monitoring ; monitoring of deflections and rotations ; inclinometer ; wireless structural monitoring ; low-cost monitoring system
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 02-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.866
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