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Innovation in the monitoring of underground infrastructure: BTS YM

When Feb 26, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where ICE
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British Tunnelling Society Young Members


Crossrail – Innovation in the monitoring of underground infrastructure Speakers:

Mohamad Alserdare (Crossrail Limited)

Masanari Nakashima (University of Cambridge)

Seda Torisu (Crossrail Limited)

Crossrail Limited and Cambridge University are undertaking a collaborative research programme, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Partnership, to improve the understanding of ground movement mechanisms around deep excavations and the stresses induced in shaft linings. The collaborative research provides a review of existing geotechnical instrumentation and explores the application of innovative sensing technology, such optical fibre and wireless mesh sensors, at several Crossrail sites: Limmo Peninsula shaft, Stepney Green step-plate junction, Pudding Mill Lane portal, Paddington Station main box and Liverpool Street spray-concrete lined cross-passage.

This talk may be particularly beneficial for consulting engineers, contractors and clients engaged in instrumentation & monitoring of underground structures and assessing the impact on adjacent buildings and utilities from their construction.


18:00 – 18:20 Conventional instrumentation and Wireless sensors.

18:20 – 18:40 Optical fibre theory and SCL tunnel application.

18:40 – 19:00 Application of optical fibre instrumentation for deep excavations.

Tea and biscuits will be available at 5.30pm

Advance booking required

The event will be followed by a social in the ICE bar

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