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SMART MONITORING: Automatic Monitoring Systems for Linear and Geotechnical Infrastructures

11th April 2023 @ 8:00 am - 21st April 2023 @ 5:00 pm

This course is endorsed by EFG.


Content and objectives of the course:

The main objectives are to address Automatic Monitoring Systems, within the scope of geotechnical risk management, and to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop automatic instrumentation plans and implement instrumentation systems. This course is aimed at professionals in the area of geology, geological engineering, mining engineering and civil engineering, recent graduates or with some professional experience who may not have had contact with this area of activity or who wish to recycle the concepts previously acquired.

You can find further information and get registered on the APG webpage:

Please note that the course will be held in Portuguese.

1 – Definitions and general concepts (1h30)
• Instrumentation and monitoring for geotechnical risk management;
• Concepts – risk management (risk identification, risk management, risk mitigation), observational method, instrumentation, monitoring, information circuit, contingency measures, maintenance, intervention;
• Principles of an instrumentation plan (selection of equipment type, equipment quantities, frequency of readings, warning and alarm levels, contingency measures)
• Linear works (railwaylines and highways) including slopes, embankments, viaducts and tunnels
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2 – Vibration Wire equipment (1h30) – extensometers, load cells, straingages, pressure cells, pressure cells.
3 – Electrical equipment and accelerometers (0h45) – potentiometers, load cells, strain gauges, accelerometers (tiltmeters, geophones, relative deformation).
4 – Data acquisition systems (0h45)
• Cable acquisition systems;
• Short range wireless acquisition systems;
• Long range wireless acquisition systems.
5- Fiber optic equipment (0h45)
• Point Sensors System (Fabry-Pérot);
• Multiplexed system;
• Long Base Sensor System;
• Distributed System.
6 – Satellite Monitoring (0h45)
• Possibility of historical verification;
• Large spatial scope.
7 –Automatic instrumentation plan and its value – part 1: planning before measuring (1h30)
• Designing and implementing an instrumentation program for an excavation slope;
• Designing and implementing an instrumentation program for a landfill or embankment.
8 – Automatic instrumentation plan and its value – part 2: planning before measuring (1h30)
• Designing and implementing an instrumentation program for a flyover;
• Designing and implementing an instrumentation program for a tunnel.
9 – Measure to Control (1h30)
• Implementation of the instrumentation system (installation)
• Online data presentation platforms
• Analysis of results
• Verification of the design assumptions
10 – Visit to a work site with automatic instrumentation (1h30)

Dates of the course:

Online: 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20 April 2023 – 18:00 to 19:30
Technical visit: 21 April 2023

Registration fees:

APG Members and EurGeol title holders – 150€
Non-Members – 250€
APG Student Members – 90€
Student Non-Members – 120€


11th April 2023 @ 8:00 am
21st April 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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