Structural Health Monitoring

Monitor critical structures through their entire life cycle! Dewesoft structural health monitoring solutions enable you to get data from almost any kind of sensor, whether dynamic or static, within a single software interface.

Our powerful analytic tools, dashboards, and rich visualizations help you speed up the transformation of data into meaningful results. Bundled with alarm notifications and reports customized to user roles, we are strengthening decision-making, risk management, and structure safety. 

IEPE
IEPE
Strain and Stress
Strain and Stress
Full Bridge
Full Bridge
Half Bridge
Half Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Voltage
Voltage
Force
Force
Video
Video
EtherCAT
EtherCAT
Fanless
Fanless
Temperature
Temperature
IP67
IP67

Highlights

  • DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGY: Dewesoft devices are designed to be distributed under any condition. EtherCAT technology allows devices to be placed near the sensors and connected with a single cable for power, data, and synchronization. The cable can span up to 100m between DAQ nodes or virtually unlimited using EtherCAT to fiber optic converters. We have instrumented the world's longest bridge - Hong Kong - Macao, spanning over 50 kilometers.
  • ANY SENSOR: input amplifiers offer support for any strain gauge sensor, low-frequency accelerometer sensors for seismic activity monitoring, temperature, and weather factors.
  • PERFECTLY SYNCHRONIZED: All data channels are synchronized well below microsecond accuracy, required for deep structural analysis.
  • AMAZING DYNAMIC RANGE: With dynamic ranges up to 160dB, our customers are claiming they can see fish hitting the structure.
  • WIDE VARIETY OF CONFIGURATIONS: From extremely rugged IP67 units with very high dynamic range to cost-effective solutions offer a tailored approach for virtually any structure with the possibility to monitor and analyze thousands of data points.
  • POWERFUL SOFTWARE: DewesoftX software offers real-time diagnosis, pre-processing and data reduction with powerful math. A wide variety of storage options are possible with powerful visualization choices. 
  • OPEN INTERFACES: Using DewesoftX software, data is available in a wide variety of formats. From exported data in numerous standard data formats to live OPC UA interface or modern cloud data services.
  • REMOTE OPERATION: the entire system can be remotely operated offering triggered storing, alarms, and other monitoring features with capabilities to store data locally or at distant remote locations.
  • LIFETIME FREE SOFTWARE UPGRADES: Our data acquisition comes bundled with award-winning Dewesoft X data acquisition software. The software package is always evolving and new features being added. We offer lifetime free software upgrades to all our users.

Structural Health Monitoring Solution from A-Z

Permanently installed sensors and data acquisition devices are constantly providing trusted data to our clients, system integrator companies. Our powerful software helps you speed up the transformation of data into meaningful results, improving decision making, risk management, and structure safety.

Key components of Dewesoft structural monitoring system:

  • Software: centralized software to speed up the transformation of data into meaningful results.
  • Sensors: almost any kind of sensors used in structural health monitoring or geotechnical monitoring.
  • Data acquisition devices/Dataloggers: from single to multiple channels, wireless or wired.
Structural Health Monitoring Solution from A-Z

System Architecture

Depending on the application and monitoring purpose, different sensors are used for Structural Health Monitoring. Sensors are installed on the structure providing static or dynamic data about the structure behavior.

Dynamic sensors are connected to the EtherCAT based data acquisition devices. Multiple EtherCAT devices can be connected to the same network giving the possibility to build a virtually unlimited channel chain by using a single cable delivering power, synchronization, and data. The whole EtherCAT chain is synchronized to 1us independent of the cable length. Node-node distances can be up to 100m. Wireless DAQ devices are used to connect static sensors.

Data from wireless and Wired DAQ devices are collected and processed by Measurement Units (Computer) running the DewesoftX software. Processed data is sent over the TCP/IP network to the factory or cloud server. Data can be accessed and viewed on the client PC or stored in the time series database (Historian) and served to SCADA systems or Cloud Software using standard interfaces such as OPC/UA or XCP to truly support Industry 4.0 applications. 

System Architecture

Structural Health Monitoring Software

Dewesoft offers advanced structural health monitoring software. The software package is always evolving and new features are being added with every new release. We offer lifetime free software upgrades to all our users.

The software includes these components:

  • Client software
  • High-level web-based client (optional)
  • Dewesoft Historian - time-serial database (optional)
  • Wide variety of data formats to interface with 3rd party clients (optional)


Learn more about Dewesoft SHM software.

Structural Health Monitoring Software

Data Loggers

Dewesoft offers wireless and wired data acquisition devices (DAQ) depending on the application and sensor requirements.

Wired and wireless DAQ's can be easily combined in the same system providing the most reliable, easy to install, and at the same time cost-effective solution on the market.

Learn more bout DAQ devices.

Data Loggers

Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

We offer almost any kind of static and dynamic sensors used in Structural and Geotechnical monitoring applications:

  • Titlmeters
  • Crack and joint meters
  • Piezometers
  • IPI inclinometers
  • VW strain gauges and Bolt-on strain gages
  • VW load cells
  • 3-axial MEMS accelerometers
  • Low-noise/Seismic accelerometers
  • Microphones


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Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

Structural Monitoring Applications

Dewesoft structural monitoring solutions can be tailor-made and configured for all sorts of structural health monitoring applications. Some of the common applications we are delivering:

  • Bridge health monitoring
  • Overpass monitoring
  • Dam monitoring
  • Monitoring during construction
  • High-rise building monitoring
Structural Monitoring Applications

Reference Projects and Case Studies

Dewesoft Structural Health Monitoring projects have been successfully applied in many locations and are providing high fidelity data for decision making. Here are just some of the reference case studies:

Reference Projects and Case Studies

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