Götaälvbron, the bridge over Göta River, was built in the thirties and it is more than seventy years old
More than 100 SOFO sensors were imbedded inside the columns that form the “skeleton” of the whole construction. To know the evolution and magnitude of the tensions inside the columns is very important because the resulting data are given information.
The LHC will consist of two colliding synchrotrons installed in the 27 km tunnel previously used by the LEP accelerator. They will be filled with protons and two superconducting magnetic channels will accelerate them.
The aim of the project was to develop a new, long sensor, to test its functioning and to monitor displacement of the dam over a long period.
With a length of approx. 400m and a draft of 9m, the Ethiopia pier is one of the more important pier in Genoa.
Measuring vertical and oblique movements of the body of the dam in 3 different sections and blocks by means of fiber optic deformation sensors, called SOFO.
The main aim of the monitoring system is to prevent the seepage of liquid acid through the dam (sulfuric and H+ ions that have been formed can leak into the ground).