Development of a critical structure state alarm system based on the instrumentation of the Botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson

Almazan Garate, Jose Luis and Palomino Monzón, M. Carmen and García Montes, José Raúl and Matías Mateos, Ángel and Parada González, A. and Amorós Serret, José Ramón (2009). Development of a critical structure state alarm system based on the instrumentation of the Botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson. In: "16th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and 3rd IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures", 20/10/2008-23/10/2008, Nanjing, China.

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Title: Development of a critical structure state alarm system based on the instrumentation of the Botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson
Author/s:
  • Almazan Garate, Jose Luis
  • Palomino Monzón, M. Carmen
  • García Montes, José Raúl
  • Matías Mateos, Ángel
  • Parada González, A.
  • Amorós Serret, José Ramón
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 16th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and 3rd IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
Event Dates: 20/10/2008-23/10/2008
Event Location: Nanjing, China
Title of Book: Advances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering. Proceedings of 16th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and 3rd IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
Date: 2009
Volume: V
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Balearic Port Authority has developed an instrumentation system for the #8 caisson of the Botafoc breakwater that integrates 12 pressure sensors located at three surfaces, two in contact with the sea water and another with the bottom. This design was completed with an inertial system that measures the angular velocities and the accelerations over the three Cartesian axes. Consequently, the system measures actions (pressures) and reactions (movements and accelerations) experimented by the caisson, due to sea waves and/or other service loads. R+D department of the Port Authority and Polytechnic University of Madrid are working on two directions, the development of new theories on vertical breakwater design that go beyond Goda and Sainflou, and on the creation of a real-time critical structure alarm system, based on the instrumentation installed. This alarm system has two main parts: the instrumentation itself that collects data and processes it on real-time (the data processing compares the pressure law suffered by the caisson in every step process with the design critical state of the caisson, in this case the Goda pressure law for a 6.5 m wave), giving a security coefficient that points out the risk level on real-time; and the alarm system consisting of a monitoring panel located in the Port Control Center that shows the risk level and advises in case of an incidental evacuation of this critical portuary installation.

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Item ID: 4383
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4383/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4383
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/u34h0081858x8338/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Oct 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:38
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