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1. (WO2009121377) SYSTEM AND PROCEDURE FOR THE REAL-TIME MONITORING OF FIXED OR MOBILE RIGID STRUCTURES SUCH AS BUILDING STRUCTURES, AIRCRAFT, SHIPS AND/OR THE LIKE

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/121377    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2008/002562
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2009 International Filing Date: Apr 1, 2008
IPC: G01M 5/00
Applicants: STRUCTURAL DATA, S.L.
CABRAL MARTIN, Miguel Luis
Inventors: CABRAL MARTIN, Miguel Luis
Title: SYSTEM AND PROCEDURE FOR THE REAL-TIME MONITORING OF FIXED OR MOBILE RIGID STRUCTURES SUCH AS BUILDING STRUCTURES, AIRCRAFT, SHIPS AND/OR THE LIKE
Abstract:
This invention relates to a system and a procedure for the carrying out of the ongoing monitoring in time of the distortions in a stationary or moving structure, due to the various effects acting thereupon, such as frictional forces, forces produced by loads, resistance forces, etc. The disturbances exerted on a structure may cause distortions, which may be calculated by using the warp and twist angles. When the disturbance acts on the structure for a period of time, these measured values may be used by a processor integrated in the system which, by means of mathematical analysis, will determine the necessary parameters, such as resistance, fatigue, acceleration, elastic potential energy, direction of the forces, speed, elasticity, etc., in order to determine the state of the structure and to establish its useful life span. The system and procedure are comprised of a plurality of inclinometers (2), at least one gyroscope (3) and a plurality of accelerometers (4), uniformly or otherwise distributed throughout the structure to be monitored. This allows the structure to be divided into sections, and all the information reflected by these measurements is transmitted to a processor (5).