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Wireless sensor monitoring of Paddington Station Box Corner

Xu, XM and Nawaz, S and Fidler, P and Rodenas-Herraiz, D and Yan, J and Soga, K (2016) Wireless sensor monitoring of Paddington Station Box Corner. In: International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 2016-6-27 to 2016-6-29, Cambridge pp. 209-214..

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This paper presents the real performance of three diaphragm wall panels on the southeast corner of Paddington Station Box during excavation, monitored using a wireless sensor network. In total, 15 LPDT displacement sensors, 12 tilt sensors, 13 relay nodes and a gateway were deployed at three different stages. Each wireless sensor node is programmed with Contiki OS using the in-built IPv6-based network layer (6LoWPAN/RPL) for link-local addressing and routing, and ContikiMAC at the medium access control (MAC) layer for radio duty cycling. Extensive testing and calibration was carried out in the laboratory to ensure that the system functioned as expected. Wireless tilt and displacement sensors were installed to measure the inclination, angular distortion and relative displacement of these corner panels at three different depths. The monitoring data reveal that the corner produced a stiffening effect on the station box, which might result in a breakdown of plane strain conditions. The network performance characteristics (e.g. message reception ratio and network topology status) and challenges are also highlighted and discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 05:10
DOI: 10.1680/tfitsi.61279.214