Inclinometers Articles

  • Parking Ramp over Light Rail Station - Case Study

    Project Description The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) serves about 36 million passengers annually, via about 405,000 flights. On-airport parking provides about 22,900 parking spaces and is frequently at or near capacity. A parking ramp expansion has been proposed at Terminal 1-Lindbergh. It will be constructed over the north end of the Metro Transit Light Rail (LRT) ...


    By Itasca International, Inc

  • The benefits of a Force-Balanced Sensor

    Your project needs the precision to monitor movement as fine as 1 µG or µradian, but there will also be a lot surrounding noise and vibration that you don’t want to interfere with your readings. If you’re working on something like this, a sensor with force-balanced technology is the answer and here is why. ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • Determining the Right Cable Length and Output for a Sensor

    If you’re monitoring a bridge or automating a machine, a high precision sensor is a great solution, but it’s no good if the output signal can’t reach the data logger. Depending on what you need to measure and what environment you’re in, determining how long your cable must run can be crucial. High precision sensors offer three common output types: analog, digital and ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • When Acceleration Acts on an Inclinometer

    High precision inclinometers are vital to provide feedback on the tilt of a plethora of applications, but what happens when it is placed in an environment that includes linear motion? Many applications will put some acceleration on an inclinometer such as rail maintenance of way, pavement profiling and robotics and as the sensor’s user, you should know what to expect in your readings. ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • New Geotechnical Tiltmeter with MEMS Technology

    Introducing the 850 MEMS Tuff Tilt Series, the latest addition to Jewell Instruments’ electrolytic tiltmeter line for geophysical & geotechnical applications. This versatile, rugged, weatherproof tiltmeter is a low-cost alternative to most sensors ...


    By Eneco

  • Should Your Sensor Have A Connector Or Pin Terminals?

    When it comes to measuring the activity of your project, it’s nice to have options. High precision sensors can offer plenty of selections from the range of your measurements to the output of your readings, but a sensor is only as good at its connection. Connectors and pin terminals are common and dependable connections that relay your readings from within the sensor to the screen in front ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • 3 things you need to know about pipe crawlers

    They are a new generation of highly agile viewing equipment that can be used for long-range inspections of pipelines of various diameters. For example, our new STORMER S3000 pipe crawler can travel within pipelines with double the speed of a conventional viewing device providing you with a complete view of the pipeline interior. During our extensive experience in selling inspection equipment and ...

  • Commerce Park Giesen-Harsum-Hildesheim case study

    Building on an old dump The communities Giesen and Harsum along with the City of Hildesheim, Germany jointly planned the construction of a commerce park covering an area of 240ha. The section of the premises on which buildings were to be erected encompassed an area of 50ha. The only access road passed over a former garbage and building-trash landfill. Dumping in this area was ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Topographic Correction of GPR Profile Based on Odometer and Inclinometer Data

    Abstract— Usually, data obtained by ground penetrating radar (GPR) are displayed as a rectangular 2D picture (profile), vertical and horizontal axes of which are proportional to depth and traveled distance, respectively. Surface, generally, is not horizontal, that leads to distorted view of irregularities in the GPR profile. To eliminate these distortions a topographic correction is used. ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • ASM Introduces Compact MEMS Inclinometer for OEM Applications

    Automated Control Engineering is the exclusive national supplier of the newest ASM product. ASM has introduced its smallest addition to the POSITILT® inclinometer series that is available in single and dual axis versions. By using MEMS technology, this new inclinometer PTAM20 series is packaged into a very compact, flat housing making it ideally suited for OEM applications. The measurement ...

  • 2001 IFAI award Broadmoor road, Bayside, Wisconsin - Case Study

    Those were among the challenges offi-cials of Bayside, Wisconsin, presented to Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik & Associates, a Mequon, Wisconsin-based engineering firm. The project involved an embankment that sup-ports Broadmoor Road and the Union Pacific Railroad where they cross Fish Creek in this upscale suburb north of Milwaukee. Periodic inclinometer readings and cracks in the paved road and ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Slope stability analysis of a borax stockpile site

    Stability investigations were conducted for a slope at the back of a borax stockpile site near the Bandirma Harbor in the northwestern Turkey. There was a slope failure at the site causing damage in the concrete sections of the harbour in front. Investigations started with deformation monitoring with an inclinometer. Failure mechanisms were determined with back analysis using method of slices and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determination of P-Y Curves Using Inclinometer Data

    Derivation of p-y curves from lateral load tests on deep foundations is a tedious and expensive task, requiring large numbers of strain gages along the length of the pile to develop bending moment versus depth relationships. A method is proposed which allows derivation of p-y curves from simple inclinometer data using a least-squares regression technique. Inclinometer measurements can and have ...


    By ASTM International

  • Use of Air Bag System for Instrumentation of Lateral Load Tests on Previously Installed Pipe Piles

    A simple and inexpensive air bag system for allowing measurement of the deflected shape of laterally loaded piles has been developed. The air bag system may be used for hollow piles that have already been installed. The system includes an inclinometer casing that is held against the inner wall of the pile by an inflated air bag. Tests on small- and large-diameter steel pipe piles at two different ...


    By ASTM International

  • Development of a Combination Inclinometer-Deflectometer and ADAAS

    A newly developed transverse deformation gage, called the combination inclinometer-deflectometer, and special features of its automated data acquisition and analysis system (ADAAS) are described. The hybrid, two-in-one instrument and the ADAAS contribute to the enhancement of accuracy, reliability, and precision of ground movement ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Low-Cost Electrolytic Tiltmeter for Measuring Slope Deformation

    The tiltmeter described consists of an electrolytic sensor (a glass jar containing an electrolyte and six electrodes) and a portable AC digital conductivity meter, which reads conductivity changes resulting from tilting deflections. The tiltmeter has a sensitivity of 2 to 8 min of arc/cmu (conductivity meter unit), with a measurement range of more than 45°. This tiltmeter measured earth flow ...


    By ASTM International

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