The OSMOS system is used on geotechnical structures such as earth retaining structures, tunnels, shoring systems used in deep foundation construction, reinforced earth structures, etc.
Geotechnical structures require monitoring since these structures tend to move more than other structures such as bridges or buildings. Geotechnical structures hold up vast loads such as water, saturated earth and rock. Collapse of these structures is typically very quick and dramatic.
Long term monitoring of geotechnical structures can provide a history on the strain and movement of geotechnical structures and can provide an early warning of potenital failure.
What can monitoring of Geotechnical Structures accomplish?
- A major earth reinforced retaining wall can be monitored to record movement of the structure.