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Research on the application of GPS technique in dam stability monitoring

Wan Mohd Akib, Wan Abdul Aziz and Mat Amin, Zulkarnaini and Voon, Min Hi (2004) Research on the application of GPS technique in dam stability monitoring. In: International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation (ISG) 2004, 21-23 Sept 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Deformation monitoring or structural monitoring is generally a working procedure to ensure the safety of engineering structures and also to validate the engineering structures’ designs. Structural monitoring has become very important in our country, as more and more new engineering structures had been erected in our country over the years. All engineering structures are subject to deform and displace due to several factors such as environmental stress, structural overload, tectonic movements etc. Generally, deformation monitoring can be accomplished by geodetic and geotechnical methods. Geotechnical instrumentation can achieve very good one-dimensional or two-dimensional results but often limited to the area where the instruments installed. Conventional geodetic method using terrestrial instruments for example total stations, EDM etc is comparatively a slow process to GPS method. Besides, GPS can offer three-dimensional results at a relatively lower budget. This paper will highlight the role of GPS application in geodetic deformation monitoring for dam monitoring.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Structural monitoring, GPS, Dam stability
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:1373
Deposited By: En. Tajul Ariffin Musa
Deposited On:04 Mar 2007 14:33
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:53

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