Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior

Nao Minakata, Satoshi Nishiyama, Takao Yano, Hitoshi Tezuka, Koichi Aoki

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Abstract

This paper presents some results of studies on application of a monitoring system using Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) sensors in order to measure deformations of a retaining wall. The MEMS sensors have three advantages which are compact, lightweight, and inexpensive. In this paper, the authors propose that using the supports system, the precision of the sensor network system gets higher than before. Using wireless communication between the transmitter and receiver in this system, the data observed by the MEMS sensor is transmitted to the base station directly, and the distance is approximately 500m with good visibility and about 300m with vegetation. The authors applied this system to monitoring an actual retaining wall under construction. It is concluded from the result that the MEMS sensor could measure very small deformations of the retaining wall and the small change of an inclination had been affected by a series of external factors such as rainfalls and an earth pressure from the back of the wall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
Pages443-449
Number of pages7
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2013 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 22 2013

Other

Other13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2013
CountryBulgaria
CityAlbena
Period6/16/136/22/13

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Retaining walls
retaining wall
Sensor networks
sensor
Monitoring
Sensors
monitoring
Visibility
Base stations
Rain
earth pressure
Transmitters
visibility
monitoring system
Earth (planet)
method
communication
Communication
rainfall
vegetation

Keywords

  • Inclinometer
  • MEMS
  • Retaining wall
  • Wireless device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Minakata, N., Nishiyama, S., Yano, T., Tezuka, H., & Aoki, K. (2013). Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior. In International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM (Vol. 2, pp. 443-449) https://doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2013/BA1.V2/S02.058

Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior. / Minakata, Nao; Nishiyama, Satoshi; Yano, Takao; Tezuka, Hitoshi; Aoki, Koichi.

International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM. Vol. 2 2013. p. 443-449.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Minakata, N, Nishiyama, S, Yano, T, Tezuka, H & Aoki, K 2013, Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior. in International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM. vol. 2, pp. 443-449, 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2013, Albena, Bulgaria, 6/16/13. https://doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2013/BA1.V2/S02.058
Minakata N, Nishiyama S, Yano T, Tezuka H, Aoki K. Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior. In International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM. Vol. 2. 2013. p. 443-449 https://doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2013/BA1.V2/S02.058
Minakata, Nao ; Nishiyama, Satoshi ; Yano, Takao ; Tezuka, Hitoshi ; Aoki, Koichi. / Study on application of MEMS sensor network to monitoring method of retaining wall behavior. International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM. Vol. 2 2013. pp. 443-449
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